2018 HAL Voyage of the Vikings
Saturday, July 21, 2018
There are two main reasons cruise ships dock in Sydney: The Fortress of Louisbourg with its restored “village” and re-enactors; and the charming village of Baddeck where Alexander Graham Bell spent the last 32 years of his life. Both attractions are about 45 minutes to an hour away. Ships tours are available in the morning to either and each takes about 4-5 hours. The cost runs $60.00 to $95.00/pp. We chose to skip that and simply walked through town viewing the charming buildings and stopping for lunch before returning to the ship along the Esplanade.
Nothing about Sydney mentions Marconi Towers or Guglielmo Marconi who built those towers to transmit his wireless messages across the Atlantic. It’s pretty far away and we didn’t want to hire a cab or spend the time to see the Marconi National Historic Site, this time. However, when we’re in St. Johns, Newfoundland later in this cruise, we’ll be near Marconi’s Towers on Signal Hill where he first received trans-Atlantic signals from Europe.
For now, we are on our way to Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada