Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce: Ville de Saguenay, Quebec

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[Editor’s Note: Mary Alyce continues her virtual cruise reporting from the ms Eurodam]

We arrived early this morning to a cloudy and misty La Baie.

The Lido Deck has a great variety of Breakfast choices, waffles, eggs, cereal, fruit and anything your pallete desires. The tables are teak and the chairs are in shades of brown, gold and yellow. Such a nice change from the usual HAL colors.

We left the ship to walk to the Pyramid de HA-HA. We were docked in the HA-HA Bay. We saw a little sun on our 3.5 mile walk to the pyramid made of yield signs, hey it’s a highlight of the region. We found it and Jim’s comment was “we never went so far to see so little.”

We continued on to the White House, the only house survive the flood in 1940. There was a museum and soaperie. The owner of the soap place was a hoot as he explained the making of soap and what body parts would be complimented by using it. The rains began as we visited the church and lit another $5 candle for St. Joseph to help sell our daughters house. Walking back to the ship was not an option in the downpour so we took the city bus back with help from English speaking passengers and my hand signals.

The city had a nice selection of local products at the port, including dark chocolate filled with blueberry, yum!! Tonight we sailed in the Saguenay bay and passed the statue of the Blessed Mother on the mountains and they played the Ave Maria.

After the sail-a-way, we had dinner at the Tamarind, an Asian restaurant. We had the Rijjstafel, an Indonesian feast of many dishes with rice as the center. What a great treat. It was decorated in a Pan Asian theme with square plates with teak chargers. The servers are female Indonesians, which Jim judged as beautiful. The experience was judged among the best of our 37 HAL cruises.

The bars are quite different on this ship. Placed in better locations and are interesting in seating and lighting.

Tomorrow we are at sea as we head to Newfoundland.