Sew We Go On a Brand New Cruise!

Sew We Go quilt cruise Quebec

 

Wendy and I are ready to unveil the details of our next adventure! Kristi has put together a wonderful cruise, plus so much more:

quilt cruise Quebec Boston

We’ll be enjoying the eastern coast of North America aboard the Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship, in the Fall of 2017, and it promises to be spectacular!

Please consider joining Wendy & me on this special sailing of the Norwegian Dawn as it sails Canada and New England waterways. Not only will you enjoy a wonderful cruise to exciting destinations, but you’ll get all you’ve come to expect from Sew We Go:

  • Personalized excursions in each port, chosen with quilters/fiber artists in mind!
  • Optional projects designed and taught by Wendy and Chris before and during the cruise!
  • An extra day in Quebec and Boston to make sure you don’t miss anything in these two beautiful cities!
  • We’re even working on the possibility of meeting with other quilters along the way, as we’ve done on past trips!
  • And, as always, non-quilting traveling companions are welcome. There will be plenty of variety to keep everyone happy!

We’ll begin our trip with an extra day in Quebec. There is so much to see in this historic city on the St. Lawrence River. It is divided by steep bluffs into Upper Town – which includes the old quarter – and Lower Town. Perched atop Cap-Diamant, the old quarter is the only walled city in North America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Click on the picture below to visit their official site!

Official Quebec Website

Then we’ll board the Norwegian Dawn and sail to Sydney, Nova Scotia to see the world’s largest fiddle! The coal industry brought immigration from many parts of the world to Sydney, giving a multicultural mix of over 50 ethnic backgrounds and a global flavor to its history. Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is also an ideal jumping-off point for scenic adventures. (click picture for their official website).

sydney nova scotia website

Next on our itinerary is Halifax, Nova Scotia. We’ll admire the rugged coastline that surrounds Halifax, the world’s second-largest natural harbor. This beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital and was founded in 1749. Take steps through history and climb to The Citadel to witness the Old Town Clock. (click picture for their official website).

Halifax nova scotia

From there we’ll cruise to St. John, New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy is a wonder of nature. Twice daily a hundred billion tons of water pour in from the Atlantic Ocean, and the water level in the Bay rises a staggering four stories.

Lynn traveled with us to the quilt show in Sisters Oregon last year. She recently emailed me that she wouldn’t be able to join us this time saying she had already taken a three week road trip of the places we’ll be seeing and, in her words, “the entire goal of the trip was the Bay of Fundy…the highest tide change in the world. Encourage EVERYONE to take that tour.  It’s spectacular! The day Bill and I were there I think the tide was 37 feet.  We walked on the ocean floor and when the park ranger told us to go back up, we did. You can either walk up 90+ stairs or walk a bit for an easier incline.” She then sent me this picture!Bay-of-Fundy-Lynn

Thanks Lynn – so happy to have the pictures!

Our next stop will be in the US – Bar Harbor, Maine! Mike and I vacationed there back in 2003. We enjoyed hiking and discovering the natural beauty of Acadia National Park. I didn’t have a great camera at the time, but these were two of my favorite pictures:

Bass-Harbor-Head-Acadia

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Acadia-Mike-ship

This second one was taken from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, looking down at Bar Harbor, and it makes me smile. Just think – you could be vacationing on that ship  😀 !

Our last port of call is Boston! A city with so much history for us to explore: Bunker Hill Monument, Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church, Quincy Market, the mansions of Beacon Hill, and Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. These were a few pictures Wendy took in Boston and Cape Cod. The last one with her daughters, Lauren and Tory!

Boston-Wendy

Cape-Cod-Wendy

Boston-Wendy-jfk-library

Thinking of Boston reminds me of a unique experience I had when I taught for a guild in Cape Cod in 2006. They had me fly into Boston where a driver (named Mike – not to be confused with my husband) picked me up and drove me to Cape Cod. Mike said he would be taking me back at the end of my visit and, since my return flight was late in the afternoon, I asked him if I could hire him to give me a driving tour of Boston. He said he’d never done that, but he’d study up and do it. The night before, a nor-easter blew in, but he’d put so much effort into planning that he wanted to do it in spite of the storm. I never got out of the car, but got some interesting pictures through the often rainy windshield:

Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides

Site of the Boston Masacre

Site of the Boston Massacre

There’s loads more to see in each of these ports of call than the pictures I’ve shared. Plus, we’ll be traveling with other quilters and experiencing so much more than just the cruise. We are very excited and hope you are too. For all of the details please visit the “trips” page of my website by clicking on:  http://www.chrisquilts.net/trips/.

From there you may reserve your spot by sending your reservation to our travel planner – Kristi. We have a limited number of spaces reserved, so please sign up today!

 


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