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Sep 11, 2016 - back for more

After five days at sea it was good to have our feet back on solid ground. However, that shouldn’t imply that we don’t enjoy days at sea. We bring things to read, podcasts to listen to, and movies from home and alternate them with ship’s activities that we enjoy. Even with five days at sea, we only watched one of our films, I never got to a book and the trove of podcasts is only down 25%. And I love sitting and watching the sea go by while I listen to something interesting. These days every ship has speciality restaurants where you can eat...

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Sep 1, 2016 - Halifax & family

- - We visited down town The largest Cruise Ship docked today in Halifax - Anthem of the Seas It made the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 look small. Inside the building they had the genealogy Family History records of all people whom arrived here in Canada, and many other displays. There were 2 cruise ships in port, super busy! Had to get an oil change in the car We checked out Costco, and picked up family at the airport. Over the next few days we help them get settled in to the new place. On Sept 4 we moved over to Walmart for the...

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Aug 29, 2016 - Pier 21

Monday, August 29, 20 Visited Pier 21 along the Halifax Harbor. Pier 21 is the equivalent to Ellis Island. Immigrants to Canada passed through Pier 21 waiting for acceptance or rejection. Pier 21 is a well-planned impressive museum. Beatrice, a native of the Congo, was our tour guide. After Beatrice fled the Congo she spent 4 years in Thailand then emigrated to Canada 2 years ago. English has become her 5th language. We were very impressed with her confidence and knowledge of her subject. She offered a few remarks about her experience going...

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Aug 28, 2016 - Halifax

August 28, 2016 We spent a beautiful sunny day at the Halifax Wharf. As always we started the visit at the Visitors’ Center. Maps and info are the first order of the day. We toured the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. There were displays of boating and shipping history of Nova Scotia. Their showpiece is a display about the Titanic and the men and ships from Halifax who were involved with recovering the bodies found in the ocean. There are 121 unidentified bodies from the Titanic buried in a Halifax cemetery. We also toured the Acadia, a...

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Aug 20, 2016 - Day 42/Day 43/Day 44

Day 42 Sleep in it was the boys did not get up until 1:30pm, but then it really did not matter as it was raining and not much to do. We were going to go to Basin Head Beach for the afternoon, but not really a beach day. We went over to see what we missed and the beach looked like a great place to spend the day, oh well we have been real lucky with the weather up to this point, guess I can not complain. Day 43 We were planning on taking the ferry to Nova Scotia and then drive up to Cape Breton, but was still raining here and forecast said it...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Roadtrip Section 2 - Nova Scotia 30 July - 4 August

NOVA SCOTIA I wake with my alarm and reluctantly go move my car. It takes ages to find parking that is not horrendously expensive. I settle on somewhere that the woman thinks is ten or twelve dollars, cheap when everywhere else ranges from $19-$30. I head back the hostel and go straight back to bed. I wake again about ten but can’t really get any energy to get moving. I eventually get up, shower and wash my hair and head out. Zak is waiting in the TV room with me and I say I am going for a wander and he asks to join me. We go the store...

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Kat in Canada

Aug 1, 2016 - Today is the Day!

Hello All, You can see this journal because you matter to me! Today is the day that leave for Brazil. Mixed emotions! The uncertainty is overwhelming. Hayley just dropped me off at the airport and trust me I'm not good with goodbyes Yes I balled my eyes out.. like a child. Anyway I'm sitting at the boarding lounge waiting for my flight. I will keep you updated and obviously you will be the first to know! Til the next entry! Love you all! Jay

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Jul 31, 2016 - Road Trip Section 1 - Montreal - Halifax 24/7-28/7

I go for breakfast and get my fruit and toast and I get big helpings in case it’s the last time I eat for a while. There is a girl sat next to me so I attempt conversation and I am glad I do. She is Irish and has been travelling Newfoundland, she tells me not to miss it and that it will be easy for me to save money by sleeping in the car. She has the same feeling about this city and hostel as me, she says she stopped trying to talk to people days ago because she was not getting a great vibe and nobody is friendly. I am glad it isn’t just...

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Kat in Canada

Jul 28, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Got to sleep in this morning for the first!! Got up at 6:30 instead of 5:30! Breakfast then on the bus for a city tour with a local guide. We visited the Citadel, the Public Gardens, Harbor Area, and the resting place of 150 people who perished on the Titanic. Lunch down at the Harbor Boardwalk at Murphy's. Irma and I split an order of Fish and Chips. Boarding the Silva of Halifax a Sailboat, we took a 2 hour trip in the Halifax Harbor. Irma and one other of our travelers, Denise, did a jig on the boat to the pirate music. Supper was on the...

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Maritimes Adventure

Jul 27, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Up at 5:30am AGAIN! Breakfast at the hotel Foggy and damp again this morning. Heading to Kejimkujk National Park where we viewed a movie and then did a short hike to Mill Falls. Jim, our tour guide, showed a movie on the bus called "The Queen and the Skipper". This movie was based on the the Bluenose Ship which we saw today in Lunenburg. Also, in Lunenburg we visited the Fisheries Museum then lunch at Red's. Pizza was lunch today with ice cream for supper. Loved Peggy's Cove today, but the fog was moving in while we were there. That didn't...

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Maritimes Adventure

Jun 6, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

We've had gray skies, we've had windy, we've had cold (remember 52 is cold for us Floridians, we've had mist and today we have all of the above plus RAIN!!!! Now that we are in a city staying by the harbor with lots of great places to walk to, to sight see, to shop, and museums to visit it is too ugly out to get there. We did brave the weather to go to the Maritime Museum located very near our hotel. It was interesting with many different exhibits including one on the Titanic and Halifax's role in it. Three ships were sent to do search and...

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Jun 5, 2016 - Peggy's Cove, Margaret Bay, Nova Scotia

Last leg of the journey. Unfortunately it is another gray day, but hopefully we will miss the rain. We are driving across the Canso Causeway, returning to mainland Nova Scotia. Our first stop is at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, the museum of the First Nation people, the Mi'kmaq ( pronounced Mikmaw). While they did not have totem poles as many tribes do, an artist interpreted the Mi'kmaq beliefs and legends in the pictured piece of art work. While they own Reserve areas, most do not live there but have migrated throughout...

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