Did you know that you can visit France with-out leaving North America, Oui, Oui! You can if you visit St. Pierre et Miquelon, territorial France just off the coast of Newfoundland. We enjoyed our day in France by doing lots of French things.
When we arrived in port, the ship used its positioning system and we tendred right into the heart of town. This was a much better way to arrive logistically than the dock that is a couple miles from the center of town. From where the ship was positioned using its dynamic positioning system, we could see the old fisherman’s island where they once perserved salt cod. This island is now a living museum of the town’s history. The tender took us right to the area where the historic boat houses were located. From there we walked into the main part of town, where they really rolled out the red carpet for us visitors.
They had a craft market and live music at the visitor’s center and then we walked up the street to a little bistro where we enjoyed a bottle of wine, charcuterie and bread.
We also walked to the town’s museum where we learned how many citizens got rich during the old boot legging era of both Canadian and American Prohibition.
We also enjoyed French Country Dancing performed by the local town people. They very much embrace their French identity.
We said our goodbyes to the lovely little island and had beautiful sail-a-way.
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