All posts tagged: Québec City

Day 31: Last Day

Blue skies, balmy light breezes that gently caress bare skin … you think we would be out, celebrating this, our last day of our holidays. But no, we’re at home lounging around, soaking up the rays via the balcony (all 19 feet of it) and just taking it easy. No sight seeing today, no getting up early and putting on walking boots for a gentle, or otherwise, hike along one or other river. No forests, gardens, botanic or otherwise. Just soft sighs of an absolutely fabulous holiday spent here, at home, in our own wonderful little city. The best place on the planet, if you ask me. But hey, I’m biased, after all, I am taking up residency here, and who wouldn’t. After spending any time here, you immediately fall in love with this beautiful, green city and yes, the people too. Oh, look, Canada has lost one of it’s satellites! But we haven’t been totally idle, after the five days of rain, we did get out and about for one last walkabout in the …

July Project Update

Well, I think the weather has done us in, because, since last Sunday, we’ve had 5 days of almost constant drizzle and or downright heavy downpours. Like yesterday, when it rained so heavily, I though I was back in SE Asia during the Monsoon season. Not quite the level of flash flooding, but certainly enough to make us think we might see Noah on his way past the windows! The upshot is, it’s looking likely we won’t be able to visit the last couple of places on our list before the OH goes back to work. But hey, we had a good run at it with almost 3 solid weeks of glorious weather that were only interrupted, here and there, by a couple of days of rain. So we can’t complain. I shall continue to cover and post about anywhere we do get to go too, regardless, so you can see just how many exciting places and events there are here, in Québec! Coming up at the beginning of August, we have the 4-day festival …

Day 16: Plains of Abraham

Today we had something of a late start to our morning having gone to sleep with the windows closed, last night. Due to the rain, I might add, and not because of any heat issues. And while we might have hoped for cooler weather today—after yesterday’s day of rain—it dawned humid, hot, and sunny. Change of plans. Instead of a long walk, we shifted to our Plan B. Took a short bus ride to the Grand Theatre de Québec (under reno), and headed for the Jeanne D’Arc Gardens. Which was to be our start point of a short walk around the Plains of Abraham, the historic site where the French and British, under the commands of Montcalm and Wolfe, battled for supremacy. This was to be a monument walk around the Plains, however, the city doing a year of refurbishment and repair works, also included works in and around the plains. Walls being rebuilt, monuments cleaned, areas re-grassed, that sort of thing. So our short walk tuned out even shorter than expected. Which, given the …