Thursday, May 21, 2015


We arrived in Montreal on Tuesday and got settled into our hotel then went out to get in touch with our surroundings. After dinner we scoped out what we would be doing the next day. We were chased out of beds at 6 am by construction vehicles under our window. We complained and got a bigger room in a quieter area of the hotel.  After a light breakfast we decided to go on the hop on hop off bus. We stayed on for a full circuit and nearly froze it was so cool here. We went back to the hotel and put on extra clothes so we would be comfortable for the rest of the day. 

We got back on the bus and visited old Montreal, Bonsecour market and Notre dame de Bonsecour church one of the oldest churches in Montreal. We got back on the bus and walked through the village. Over the road that is a pedestrian walkway are thousands of pink balls strung across the road. 

Today we went to St Joseph's Oratory and walked to the lookout on Mount Royal. Years ago I used to go to these places on a regular basis when I lived in Montreal. At the lookout you can see most of Montreal and the centre thing is the library at McGill University which is a circular building. 

We have enjoyed some great meals including a Montreal smoked meat sandwich which Montreal is famous for.  Tomorrow we go looking for quilt shops. 


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