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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.


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August 02, 2009


Congratulations on your anniversary, you two! Funny, we often do the same thing on ours, pretend we're tourists and explore some new to us area. This sounds like a very special place indeed.

congratulations on your anniversary. The place looks so heavenly beautiful. I like the second shot.

Congrats. The Iles de Boucherville are really nice with lots of very tame deer. However, I think the tower/blind isn't accessible in the fall because the ferry stops running in October, except on weekends. Which is a shame. Can't find the exact schedule on their site, though, but I remember I've been bitten by it once.

Thanks for this, Beth. It inspires me to try to go there next time I'm in your beautiful city. My friends there are always up for something new.

Photos are lovely.


Thanks for the good wishes, Marja-Leena and Ana!

Mare: wow - thanks for the heads-up on that. I would have gotten out there and been standing on the shoreline, annoyed and disappointed...

Teresa - I hope you'll go, it's so easy, but I'm sure it's not everybody's cup of tea, being a rather quiet place with no real beach scene. Most people probably prefer Parc Jean Drapeau (right underneath the Pont Jacques Cartier).

Happy Anniversary, Beth. That sounds like a perfect getaway.

happy anniversary! what a lovely, green place.

Happy anniversary!

Loved the video even though I understand no French.

How funny, Beth. It was our anniversary too, on July 31st. And we went to Vermont, to South Hero on Champlain Lake!

Happy Anniversary, Beth.

The islands seem fascinating. Looking forward to more of your visits and pictures!

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