Queen Street came to the water and we turned left past the 2019 letter sculpture. We walked along the waterfront named after the original owners of Beaconsfield House. Here they were even more bars, restaurants, ships and ice cream parlours.
We watched jet skis being put into the water at the wharf.
Once back in the terminal hall we tried to login again and found that this time that we had to wait nearly 10 minutes to get logged in.
Looking around us the hall was packed with passengers all on the Internet so a wait was hardly surprising.
Evening at Charlottetown
We had plenty of time before dinner to watch a movie in our cabin before going to Crooners to get a pre-dinner drink.
In the Pacific Half Moon (now our regular restaurant) we were on a table for six. We had a great meal discussing houses, cruises and listening to each other’s experiences. I had gravalax, Austrian style roast beef and then cherries jubilee.
In the theatre the performer was the pianist who played in Crooners all the other bars backed by the Sapphire Orchestra, AJ Clark.
On a roundabout way back to our cabin we stopped and listened to the guitarist in the Crooners bar. He was playing and singing with a canned backing track. We listened to his performance and were impressed.
From the Cruise Log
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA — Sunday 22nd September 2019
Overnight Sapphire Princess navigated around the northern coast of Cape Breton Island, before steering a southwesterly course of 218° in the early hours of the morning as she made her way to the pilot boarding station south of Prince Edward Island. After successfully boarding the pilot at 06:25, Sapphire Princess made her final approach to Charlottetown harbor. On arrival at the berth, she completed a swing manoeuvre, bringing the bow round to port in order to berth starboard side to quay at the South Berth.
Her first mooring lines were placed on the bollards at 07:42, and after manning a total of 17 mooring lines to a matrix of bollards on the quay and mooring hooks on the top of anchored mooring buoys, Sapphire Princess was safely secured alongside by 08:26.
Having spent 10 hours lying quietly alongside, at 17:35 Sapphire Princess was ready to sail, so she commenced letting go all lines. Nine minutes later, at 17:44, all lines had been recovered, so Sapphire Princess thrust off the berth and steered various southerly courses as she exited Charlottetown harbor and disembarked the local pilot. Thereafter she proceeded back along reciprocal courses to those steered on her approach in the morning, back towards the western North Atlantic Ocean and her next port of call, New York.
Noon Position: Alongside in Charlottetown
Wind: Fresh SW’ly breeze. Force 5
Sky: Sunny skies (1/8 cloud cover)
Seas: Calm Rippled
Pressure: 1014 hPa
Air Temperature: 21°C / 70°F