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Sep 26, 2013 - Truro to Halifax NS

September 26 While I was doing my exercises this morning I saw a 4 point buck, mama and babies racing around like little pups. Very cute and a wonderful start to the day! Not a difficult drive to downtown Halifax which has lots of open air parking near the harbor where much of the action is. As it turns out we ended up parking near the restaurant where we will meet our friends for dinner tomorrow night. Took the Grayline enclosed double decker bus tour. The guide was ok, much of the history foreign to us but did learn some things. “Nova...

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Sep 24, 2013 - Maritimes adventure

Arrived in Halifax Sept 23 approx 5:30 pm Sept 24 walked the Halifax Harbor and some of the downtown and historic building area. Also took the Harbor Hopper amphibious land/water tour. tomorrow off to Peggy's Cove and Lower Sackville and ultimately Pigott Lake for (2)day stay in a cottage.

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Trip Journal


Maritimes= Fall 2013

Aug 27, 2013 - Baddeck to Halifax

Taxi, bus, plane, and shuttle Bud took the bikes to the bus depot at 8 am and we followed in a taxi. The bus was 20 minutes late and the driver took another 15 minutes to load eight bikes and our gear. Then it was time for his smoke break. I only allowed 2 hours to check in at the airport and we were an hour behind schedule from the bus depot. I was hoping the driver would make up time on the road but, instead, we had 10 smoke breaks on the 5 hour journey. The very last stop before the airport was skipped so we arrived just 40 minutes...

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Aug 22, 2013 - Halifax

August 22 – Today we are driving into the city of Halifax. It was very foggy when we left so there was not much to see – then when we got to Halifax it was clear and sunny. After a few wrong turns we were able to find out way to the Harborwalk area. We finally found a place to park ($16.00 to park) and we were off. The Harborwalk covers 10 city blocks and is a very nice boardwalk that hugs the harbor. There was a cruise ship in port so there were a lot of people milling about. The Harborwalk is a series of shops, restaurants, and museums on...

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Aug 12, 2013 - Orientation Day

The day started with the alarm going off at 2:45 am. A quick shower and breakfast and I was hopping on the airport shuttle at 3:45. The 401 was moving well, although it is clear that the truckers prefer to clear Toronto during the wee hours of the morning. There were 10 trucks for every car. I sorted out the new rules and locations for getting a bike dropped off as oversize baggage. It included training the baggage agent with what I had learned when checking in yesterday. With that done I was at the gate with 15 minutes to spare before...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Halifax

Halifax is where I left Jennifer. Nearly 2000 nautical miles over 11 weeks....a fantastic experience. I have enjoyed the places and the crew. Improved my navigation and always learning. Already planning to join Lars again in 2015 to Saint Petersburg and up to Norway etc. Lars now continues on with 5 new crew to Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and home to Stockholm by the end of September. Bob also left but Peo stayed on. Halifax was in the middle of Busker Weekend so was full of people and fabulous buskers. One of the acts nearly...

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Jul 19, 2013 - Halifax, NS

July 19, 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia We have a change of plans. It is raining this morning. A check of the weather report states rain until midafternoon. So we will bypass the Kejimkujik National Park (again, don’t ask me how to pronounce it) and head for Halifax by a shorter route. It will be raining in Halifax as well but it is supposed to be clear tomorrow, we shall see. We visited the Halifax area in 2008 so we have two options for tomorrow; visit the area again or travel north and meet up with the Hills in New Glasgow, NS. Well the thing...

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Jul 17, 2013 - Halifax. NS

In Halifax, NS we took a boat tour of Peggy's Cove and had lunch there. Then visited the Swiss Air Flight 111 memorial where this plane had crashed, killing everyone. Visit Citadel National Historic Park with a stop at the Titanic Memorial and Burial Grounds. You know Halifax was in charge of bring up the Titanic since that is where Star Lines was. Their are a lot of the survivor are buried.

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Jul 16, 2013 - Joe's Birthday

Our first night in Halifax was spent with Janet at her B and B, Kidston Heritage House. It is a little outside of Halifax, about 15 minutes, if you get the directions, not only get them but are able to follow the name-changing streets! Not to be undaunted by the twisty-turny roads and slick name changes, we bravely got into our big, comfortable black Impala and headed downtown for Joe's birthday dinner. Starving by the time we found the suggested restaurant, we had a decent dinner at McKelvie's. The trip back to Janet's was somewhat less...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Tattoo

At 11 AM we had a bus come to the campground and pick us up to take us into Halifax. We had a Yankee pre-"Tattoo" meal at the beautiful Prince George Hotel. It was a wonderful first class elegant meal. After the meal we had free time until we walked across the street to the see the Tattoo. The Tattoo is presented annually by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society with support from the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Halifax Regional Municipality and...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Busy time in Halifax

So tired when we got here. It was a long 21 mile drive - ha! Settled in for a pizza dinner. The next day, we had a wonderful tour of the Citadel. Walked until I thought my legs would fall off and it was hot! Russell is still trying to recover. After that visit, we went to the King George Hotel for a buffet lunch. Oh my, talk about elegance and the food was great. Then, around the corner to the Metro Centre where we're going to see the "Tattoo". This world renowned entertainment is highlighted by marching bands, hundreds of musicians,...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Halifax, NS, Canada

Halifax is an area filled with history and we were able to explore many aspects of it during our stay here. We visited Lunenburg which explained the maritime and fishing history. We went to Grand Pre' which was the site where the French Canadians built dikes and farmed the area but were driven away during the English occupation in 1755. Many ended up in Louisiana and were ancestors of the Cajuns in that area. It is also the site where Longfellow's "Evangeline" takes place. We also drove to a place to see the "tidal bore". It is very...

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