We wandered about the town exploring on our own. It was clear that all the shops that we enjoyed were geared more for the tourist,than the locals. We did some shopping.. as we were the last cruise ship of the season we hit some great sales ! Sitting in the park above the harbor was one absolutely one of the best parts of this stop. The views over the harbor were incredible.
I met family at this port and wandered about the Old Port with them. The Old Port is wonderful, great shops and friendly people. When we left the ship we were greeted by local musicians singing a variety of music. What a welcome, I was tempted to just stay put and listen to the music! It was that good. Once we left the secured area there were street vendors/crafters. There were quite a variety of goods to be had and each vendor could have been a one man welcome committee. They were very helpful, when I needed some assistance.
We wandered about the port visiting stores and stopping for coffee and hot cider throughout the day. We enjoyed lunch at an Irish pub ( Bull Feeney's) where I had a Reuben. The food and the service was good,and the Iish music in the back ground was great!
I loved the variety of stores and the prices were within reason, they did not appear inflated for cruise passengers.
The only thing I wish I had done was to go to Soakology to top off my day.