Monday, July 6, 2009

I'm on the Island of Newfoundland!

Amy at the Beacon Hotel in Sydney, NS

A few days ago (June 29th) we stayed at the Beacon Hotel in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It was a nice place! This morning we drove to North Sydney to ride on a very big boat. While we were in the lineup waiting to board the M.V. Caribou ferry mom realized that she had left her purse in a Tim Horton’s restaurantlocated in Sydney! But daddy called them and they promised to hold on to it until we get back.

I had some timbits and new liver flavoured chews (“Pet-EZE” with chamomile, dried hops, ginger root extract, L-tourine and L-tryptophan in a base of brewer’s yeast, dried whey, liver meal etc.). Those yummy treats helped me sleep on the boat.

Crossing the Cabot Strait from North Sydney, NS to Port-aux-Basques, Nfld is at least a seven hour trip by ferry. The weather was overcast, cold and very windy. The ferry crossing was choppy but none of us were sick at all. Mom and dad watched inboard movies, drank hot tea and got to know some nice folks.

Because it was such a long boat trip mom & dad were worried whether I would be okay down in the ship’s hold. But I just slept in my kennel inside the van and was quite happy to see mom and dad when they got back.

Here I am at the Hotel Port-aux-Basques where the Heritage Center is beside a real train! So we've made it safe and sound to the Island of Newfoundland!!

Amy at Hotel Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland


Anonymous said...

I've been to St John's many times! It's beautiful there. Peggy has family there. We almost bought a house on the water there. Have a wonderful trip! Auggie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! 7 hours is a long ferry trip, Amy! Ours in just over 2 hours!
We just love your pretty pink collar!
Thank goodness you're mom's purse is safe!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

A Beaded Affair said...

Oh Amy, my Mom has frequently threatened to put me in the hold of a ship bound for Timbuctoo. How lucky you are that your Mom and Dad came with you. What a wonderful long trip you are taking and all that quality family time. I'm so jealous.