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“Where in the World” Archive

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The Coolest Aunt

Where is Col. Edward Jessup Branch member Barb Law?

Where in the World?
Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On a cruise in early 2018, we visited Antarctica. We were surprised to see so many mountains, most of them covered in snow and ice, with lots of glaciers. We couldn’t get over the size of some of the icebergs, The one on the right of the second photo is so big that you could put at least 4 or 5 hockey arenas on top of it and not fill the space; others were way taller than our ship. Some were covered in penguins or seals getting some sun. ]

¡Buen provecho!

Where is Kingston Branch member Nancy Cutway UE, with her husband Steve?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Early European explorers and settlers arrived in the Americas not many years after Columbus's four voyages. In Lima, Peru we toured church and monastery built by Dominican friars in 1549, and had a fantastic meal in the Casa de Aliaga which "is the oldest Colonial mansion in Lima, maybe even in whole South America. The house has been owned and lived in by the Aliaga family and their descendants since Franzisco Pizarro granted the land to Jerónimo de Aliaga in 1535 – 16 generations. The family still inhabit part of the mansion. ]

Ship-Shape

Where is Col. Edward Jessup Branch member Barb Law?

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ While on a cruise, we visited the Nao Victoria Museum in Punta Arenas, Chile, where they have 3 full size replicas of ships. The one in these photos is Ferdinand Magellan's ship, the Nao Victoria; the other two were Charles Darwin's ships, the HMS Beagle and the Ancud. ]

Training For Travel

Where is Kingston Branch member Nancy Cutway UE, with her husband Steve?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On a cruise, we transited the Panama Canal west to east, i.e. from the Atlantic to the Pacific, which takes about 9 hours, and our ship, M.V. Sirena of Oceania Cruise Lines, anchored at Balboa. The next day we visited by bus back across the isthmus to the new Information Centre for the 3rd lane of the canal which will accommodate Neopanamax freighters. Here we are boarding the Panama Canal Railroad for the return to Balboa. ]

Snowbird on the Rich Coast

Where is Sir Guy Carleton Branch member Sylvia Powers?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ To get away from Ontario winter, Sylvia vacationed at the Hotel Coco Beach near Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica in January. Manuel Antonio is a small oceanside village. Manuel Antonio National Park is often considered among the most biodiverse parks in the world. Spanning several natural habits, it boasts more than 109 different species of mammals and 184 species of birds. You can spot white-faced and howler monkeys, two-toed sloths, and the endangered squirrel monkey. ]

Big Bruddha

Where are Gov. Simcoe Branch members Doug Grant and Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ In Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, high on a hill in a park is a statue of Buddha, supposedly the largest seated statue of him in the world. Around it are numerous smaller statues; like Buddha they are made from bronze and gilded in gold. We visited here near the end of a group tour visit to Bhutan and nearby Nepal. ]

Making (No) Tracks

Where is Nova Scotia Branch member Dianne Hancock, UE?

Where in the World? Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Dianne Hancock UE stands beside St John's Anglican church, Port Williams, Nova Scotia – the church of her ancestors and over 200 years old. She has her foot on the iron boot-scraper from the old meeting house (click for a better look full-size). (Read more about the church from waymarking.com.) Photo #2: The original Old Meeting House of Port Williams, NS. Built 1770 for Cornwallis Anglican Parish (established in 1760), it was moved down the road a bit when the church was built, and services started ca. 1810. The meeting house is still intact, now used as an Antique Store. ]

All You Need Is Company

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Doug Grant?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ On a Canadian group tour to Bhutan, we visited numerous temples. This was a boys' school, reusing an old royal palace, to the east of Trongsa in Central Bhutan. Little went to waste; the school reused/re-purposed lots of items and recycled the rest. The white board on the wall outlined a standard but very full day's program, from early in the morning through mid-evening. We visited the dormitory; very spartan with a mat to sleep on. It appeared that each child's worldly goods would fit into a small backpack. ]

Certified Loyal

Where are Jill Mattinson, UE, Carol Harding, UE, and Dianne Hancock, UE, of Nova Scotia Branch?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ The presentation of Loyalist certificates by Carol Harding (centre) was made in the old Kings county courthouse which is now the upstairs of the Kings County Museum in Kentville, NS. It has fabulous woodwork and a few interesting art pieces too. There is a basement too; possibly the gaol at one time? Diane Hancock's (right) UEL ancestor was Hugh Pudsey; Jill's was Joseph Denton. Submitted by Carol Harding. ]

Beloved House

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Nancy Conn?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ One stop on the Luther Trail, The Lutherhaus in Eisenach, Germany is one of the oldest and loveliest half-timbered houses in Thuringia. It is a European cultural heritage site in Eisenach, Martin Luther's "beloved city." Luther is supposed to have lived in this house as a schoolboy from 1498 to 1501. This is memorialized by the famous "Luther rooms" from 1356, which have been one of the most famous sites commemorating Reformation history since the 19th century. ]

Fully Booked

Where is Gov. Simcoe Branch member Jo Ann Tuskin?

Where in the World?

Answer:   [ Jo Ann has done twenty or more presentations about the Loyalists in several of the recent years, mostly to grade 3/4 or 6/7/8 classes of students in the Greater Toronto Area. She has been invited also to speak to Senior's Groups and Service Clubs. London and Western Ontario Branch UELAC asked her to address them at a regular meeting on Nov. 14, 2017. She is pictured here with Branch President Carol Childs and Treasurer Jim Stewart – who just happens to be a 3rd and 4th cousin. ]

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