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Sep 14, 2014 - Halifax

Today is Gary and Edie's last day and we went to Halifax harbor walk. They will begin their 850 mile trip home in the morning and we will miss them. The harbor seems pretty vibrant, just not very picturesque. There is also a farmers market there where we bought some local vegetables and some steaks for dinner that where great. Talking about food, the prices at restaurants seem pretty normal, gas is also about 3.50 per gallon, but the food in the stores is really high. Cereal $5 per box and up, hotdog rolls $3, boneless breast of chicken on...

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Aug 27, 2014 - We will return to cape Breton

I must admit that I had expected that the pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island would be the highlight of our time in the maritimes, but this week in Cape Breton Island upset that expectation. Oh, if you have not yet visited this province, put it on your list today and plan to spend more than the paltry week we had allotted. First, the campground was about 5k from the small town of Baddeck (pronounced b'deck). The town is the start and finish of the Cabot trail and the home of the Alexander graham bell historic site/museum. There were two...

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Jul 23, 2014 - Halifax

Lucky Glenna, she finally got her real cruise! We left Argentia, a port near St. John’s and cruised east toward North Sydney. We left port at 5 pm, enjoyed a leisurely cocktail, and thus the cruise began. We enjoyed a very nice gluten free dinner, followed by more drinks and a live show that took us through to bed time. We had our own cabin, complete with exterior window, now we are cruising. We had a good sleep, the seas were calm and my Gravol worked perfectly. After a ten hour sleep, we headed back down to the dining room for breakfast....

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Jul 23, 2014 - Halifax again

Another wonderful day! We drove downtown and enjoyed walking the docks of Halifax. We took the Harbour Hopper tour, which is an amphibious military vehicle from the Vietnam war that has been refitted for touring. There were 900 of them made originally at a million dollars each for the military. We had taken a similar tour in Boston and found it very interesting. We were told half of Canada's navy is stationed here at Halifax, and the other half in Vancouver. That puts six ships at each port, if they are not at sea. The campground ( Shubie )...

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Jul 21, 2014 - Halifax and Peggy's Cove

July 18, 2014 We drove50 miles to our next stop which was Woodhaven RV Park in Hammonds Plains NS, just outside Halifax. The park is pretty nice but not much personality. We did have 30 amp, water and sewer. It was Good Sam park but only got 2 channels on TV and WIFI was in and out. We drove into Halifax to see what all we needed to do while we were there. We stopped at a little restaurant that had patio setting and had a beer and some chachos. Nachos with chicken, chili and cheese. We then went to the information center to get all the...

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Jul 10, 2014 - Peggys Cove and More

It is very foggy! But we head out to Peggy’s Cove – one of the must see itineraries of Nova Scotia. Plus, we get to see some of the Atlantic Coast line. We follow Hwy 333 which is a very small, winding road as it follows the coast. We pull off at the Memorial Garden of Swissair Flight 111. It is here in the barren landscape of rock and lichen growth that the simple memorial looks to the sea. Swiss Air went down on Sept 2, 1998 with a loss of 229 passengers and crew. The communities of Peggy’s Cove and Bayswater took to the sea to help...

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On the road 2014

Jul 9, 2014 - Halifax History

Halifax! Believe it or not throughout our history, Halifax has played an incredibly important role. It was important to the New World and served as a stopping off point for the Americas. Whether it was to be defended during the American Revolution, the War of 1812 (Canada – US), the Napoleonic Wars (Britain vs France), or as the supply route of arms, men and supplies to Europe in WW 1 and WW2. So we had to visit the Citadel – the major fortress above the Harbor of Halifax. This was built and strengthened 4 times. It followed the Bastion...

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On the road 2014

Jul 8, 2014 - Halifax, NS Day 3

After getting home late last night we then had to meet the tour bus at 8:00 this morning. The plans for today were a city tour, lunch on our own, a cruise around the harbor on a sailing schooner and a visit to the Maritime Museum. It was foggy until about 2:00 but came out in time for our harbor cruise. We had a guide for the city tour who was born and raised in Halifax. On the tour we visited the cemetery where most of the victims of the Titanic disaster were buried. Also on the city tour we visited the City Gardens. It is quite large and...

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Jul 7, 2014 - Annapolis Valley - Nova Scotia

Oh so bad. Friends of ours were in PEI exactly the same week we were there. We did not even know it! We should talk more often!!! Left beautiful PEI on Monday morning – they say you can shake the sand out of your shoes, but never from your heart. That may be true! Think I mentioned it before but just in case – you do not pay a bridge toll going to PEI, but they sure catch you on the way out – I think $60, but well worth it! Still cannot believe the engineering. Back on the highway in New Brunswick, heading for Nova Scotia. A lot of trees...

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On the road 2014

Jul 7, 2014 - Halifax, NS Day 2

Very sunny today. Margaret and Bill spent the morning updating the journal. At 2:00 we met the bus for our tour. We will visit the Citadel, have a buffet dinner at the Prince George Hotel then go across the street to see the Tattoo. The Citadel is one of four forts built to protect Halifax which was founded in 1749. The original forts were built of wood on strategic high ground starting about 1750 during the American Revolution. During the War of 1812 Halifax served as the headquarters for the North American Station of the Royal Army with...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Halifax, NS Day 1

This morning we awoke to beautiful sunshine but still very windy. Margaret decided to return to Peggy's Cove for pictures with sunshine. The Bachman's had been here previously but it was as foggy as the day we arrived. We were in no hurry to leave being we only had 20 miles to drive. We arrived at Woodhaven RV Park around 11:30. It is actually located in Hammonds Plains near Halifax. After setting up Bill and Margaret headed to the clubhouse so they could get better WiFi service and Linda headed to the laundry. Margaret has been manually...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Peggys Cove

Halifax, Nova Scotia Today we set out to explore the area starting with the Halifax Public Gardens. They are Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. In addition to statues and extensive flower beds, there are three fountains, two stone bridges, three ponds (one large and two small), and a bandstand. There are lots of beautiful flowers, especially dahlias. We then drove up to the Citadel just a short distance from our hotel and the waterfront. The fort guarded Halifax from an infantry...

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