How can I do all this? The Canada trip was so huge and there are so many photos and things to show. I’ll just have to pick a few choice ones as there is no way I can upload thousands of photos. Anyway, who else would look at them except Ruth and me and perhaps a few long-suffering friends. I know my kids humour me on this score, but their interest is understandably limited.
I think I need to just feel my way here. Get a bit “Zen” about it and go with the flow.
OK, so choice pics for the day are:
This first picture is one Ruth took while we were standing on the deck off the Battleship Missouri. We’d already visited the Arizona memorial (in the distance, the white banana shaped object). The significance of the Missouri is that this is the ship that was used for staging the signing of the agreement with Japan to end WW II – the Japanese signed the surrender agreement on this ship and we stood on the deck at the very spot where this occurred.
The picture above shows the central square in the Petit Champlagne (I think that’s how to spell it) which is sort of like the rocks area of Sydney, only more quaint and delicate in style. We had lunch (pizza) in a cafe on the edge of this square. It was overpriced, but tasty all the same.
This next pic (above) is the Canadian Coat of Arms – this was attached to the wall of the regimental quarters inside the old Citadel. This was a fortress built by the English to ensure they could defend themselves against any wily French who wanted to seize Quebec back after the English took over in the mid 18th C. The beaver is the Canadian national animal.