Tuesday – October 30, 2012 – We woke up to find our ship docked in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada. What a lovely city! The fall leaves were in so many shades or red, gold, orange and yellow. However, there wasn’t much to do here. We ate breakfast, left the ship around 11:00, took the shuttle to the edge of town, walked to the all the way through the little town (only about 2-3 short blocks which took 5-10 minutes to walk and see everything), then took the shuttle bus back to the ship. We were off the ship for less than an hour.
One odd thing about Corner Brook – their clocks are a thirty minutes ahead of the ship’s clocks. At 11:00 ships time and with it also being “on the hour” for other traditional time zones, in Corner Brook it was actually 11:30. It was not like that in any other Canadian ports we visited. We have seen that before over seas; there are a few other countries whose clocks are 30 minutes ahead of or behind but it is very odd to me, The rest of the world is on the hour and they are at half-past.
We had lunch in the buffet on the ship – I wish they would serve fried fish filets every day like the ones they had today. They were wonderful. The sliced pan-fried potatoes were very good too. I couldn’t decide between the backed apple turnover with vanilla sauce (it was a very small turnover) and the carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting so I got both. They were both wonderful!
It was almost dark when the ship left the port and the darker it got, the colder it got. We escaped from the cold in the buffet dining room and warmed up with a nice hot cup of hot chocolate made with milk instead of water. So good!