A welcome to Corner Brook. They were playing ‘dirty old town’ as we went ashore but we were assured that the chimneys were emitting steam, not smoke. Apparently they’ve won a green award
and the Captain Cook’s Trail excursion
The cruise terminal had a café-bar, crafts hall, restaurant and small stalls outside. HAL Veendam was berthed at the cruise terminal whereas we were tendering ashore. Understandable because Veendam carries more passengers and is a regular visitor throughout the season.
We arrived at the Îles de la Madeleine and the crew started their preparations to tender ashore. I wasn’t surprised when Captain announced that it wasn’t safe to go ashore. Some passengers were wondering about his decision but, if they’d been on deck as we arrived, they would have seen for themselves. A local ferry departed but it had been berthed in a harbour, not anchored offshore.
Despite it being windy, several passengers took the walk along the seafront. There were people waiting around town, waiting to pounce on passengers with really interesting information and help. We chatted for ages
A small supermarket was open within walking distance of the cruise pier as was the ’ Maison de la culture’ an old Hudson’s Bay Company store with the history of Havre-Saint-Pierre
A hop-on hop-off bus was operating, the first time they’d run one. They were unsure just how long each round-trip would take at first. It was worth doing as an introduction to Havre-Saint-Pierre, giving us an insight into what was available.