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Sep 5, 2012 - Halifax - In the Rain

Days 24, Sept. 5, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia, In the Rain. 6 photos Poured rain all day, thanks to Hurricane Isaac saying “Goodbye” to North America. Thunder, and wind so strong it rocked the camper. More of the same expected tomorrow as we head down the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Major accomplishment today was finding a pet store where Parker’s dog food could be restocked. Drove camper in heavy traffic and pouring rain to downtown waterfront area to do some walking in the rain. Learned that Halifax Metro runs a ferry service across the...

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Sep 4, 2012 - Halifax - With Friends

Days 23, Sept. 4, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia (9 photos) Resolved Ford problems. Needed new batteries. Also seemed to have a problem with camper battery; discovered on-off switch had been turned off. How that happened is a mystery. Easy drive to Halifax on Trans-Canada Highway, a relief after more that a week of scenic but challenging roads. Met up with old friends from our second Mexican caravan (2007), George and Patricia Robbins, who are natives of Nova Scotia and long-time residents of Halifax. We were given a chauffeured gold star tour...

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Sep 1, 2012 - Day 48 - Dartmouth & Halifax

We started the day very lazy. Too much walking yesterday in guess. We then went for a "short walk" around the park we were camped in. We discovered that the park was named for the Shubieacadie Canal that had a walking tour around it, and there was dog off-leash trail system as well. We toured most of both of them and decided to spend the rest of the day in the car exploring. We headed to Peggy's Cove and had a pleasant visit there and pretty drive. The Babcock's had recommended the MicMac Bar and Grill on Waverly Street close to the...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 31, 2012 - Day 47 - Dartmouth & Halifax

This morning we drove to our new home for the next 2 nights in Dartmouth at Shubie Park. Once we had the RV set up, we drove to the Dartmouth ferry terminal and took the ferry to Halifax Wharf for $2.25 each. We started with lunch of fish and chips at Salty's on the Wharf. We then walked up the hill, in stages, to The Citadel. We heard the noon gun sound when we were on the Wharf, and heard more gunfire as we going up the hill. The Citadel has its guides in period costume, and the volunteers for the Re-enactment were also dressed in...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 30, 2012 - Day 46 - to Halifax, NS

We have been having intermittant troubles with our house lights, flickering, going out, coming back; just the 12 volt system, fridge works, outlets work, TV works, just not lights, water pump etc. It would even flick on and off with bumps while driving. Garry has traced the problem to a relay concerning the battery cut-off switch, and could fix it by banging the panel for the last few outages, to make it come back on. Last night no amount of tapping would bring the power back and still would not come on this morning. So we changed the...

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Aug 28, 2012 - Halifax and the Citadel

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 We spent the night at Wal Mart and we are getting an oil change this morning. We needed an oil change in Newfoundland but we tried unsuccessfully. It seems most of the mechanics and other men have taken jobs in Alberta oil fields since the cod fishing is in moratorium for a few years. As we sit in McDonald's here in the Wal Mart store waiting for the oil change, a couple from Truro said thousands of men lined up in Nova Scotia when they were recruiting for the oil fields. He said many, many men go to Alberta and...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Family Visit

It’s always nice to have company, especially when it’s family. My nephew, Dan, arrived with his wife, Cathy, and his Dad yesterday. They were a little “butt-weary” after riding their motorcycles from Maryland and spending the last three days in the saddle, so today we took the car and drove to Peggy’s Cove. Unlike my prior visit, the village was jam-packed with people today. Several tour buses had arrived before us and the rocks surrounding the lighthouse were swarming with people from around the globe. Unfortunately, it was not possible to...

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Aug 21, 2012 - The Titanic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is housed in a brick two-story building built in the late 1800's. We were unaware of the connection of Halifax Nova Scotia to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Even though the sinking took place some 700 nautical miles from Halifax three ships were sent to pick up survivors, bodies, and artifacts. One ship with the largest number of survivors went to New York City; but the remaining came to Halifax. We watched a 20-minute film devoted to the 1991 sub trip to the Titanic. The Titanic lies over two...

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Aug 20, 2012 - Canso Canal *** Woodhaven RV Park of Halifax

We awoke to the sound of pouring rain! What a wonderful sound; but this meant Glen did all of the outside chores in the rain and got soaked. The water-resistant windbreaker is no longer water resistant! We drove a couple of hours in the rain. We stopped at a "Atlantic Superstore" to purchase a few groceries. The operative word is "few". Food prices are much higher in Canada than in the US. A gallon of milk was $7.85. The US Dollar is equal to the Canadian Dollar. We also stopped at the Canso Canal, leaving Cape Breton Island, Highway 105...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Rain, Casino And Great Lobster Dinner

Got up to another rainy day. So far Halifax has not been our favorite place for weather. Again I did some laundry. I know it may seem I do laundry every day. But I'm using my small washer/dryer in Harvey. Much cheaper to use the parks electric and water than pay the high prices they want in the laundromats. But can only do small loads at at time. We decided to drive back downtown Halifax to Casino Nova Scotia. Not because any of the Harvey's Vagabonds are big gamblers, but because on our bus tour we learned that there was a staircase in...

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Aug 9, 2012 - Hop On, Hop Off Halifax

As I mentioned earlier, Sherry's husband, Robert, works with Grey Line bus tours. Since there was a cruise ship in port, we were able to get free passes with the "Hop on, hop off" buses. Robert had implemented the double decker English touring busses all painted pink for breast cancer awareness and a children's home. They are so neat. After picking up Sherry and seeing her beautiful home, we drove towards down town Halifax. Sherry took us through some beautiful areas of Halifax along the way. We also stopped by the Fairview Cemetery. It...

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Aug 7, 2012 - Wet Day Downtown Halifax

Jim and I were up doing our walk to a cloudy, foggy morning. About the time we left to go downtown Halifax, it started to rain, a light, misty rain. We decided to find something inside to do. After spend several minutes in the rain trying to figure out the "new" parking meters in the parking lot. Finally a service person came to tell us our meter was jammed! He told us this was a test area for the meters. Well, I say they failed for us! Then on the Maritime Atlantic Museum. Very interesting. Lots of info on the Titanic. 2012 is the 100th...

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