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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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Oct 5, 2013 - One ringy dingy

Halifax, Nova Scotia Yesterday’s wind knocked us over. Today there is not a breath of air. We know which we prefer. Our first adventure for the day was a stop in Baddeck where we explored the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. He lived on a peninsula right by Baddeck. We had expected the telephone to be featured but it was merely an exhibit. Bell was a prolific inventor. He was also an eminent scientist, engineer and innovator. We learned about his attempts to build a plane, a kite capable of carrying a man, and hydrofoil boats. Oddly enough,...

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Sep 28, 2013 - Day Nineteen

Wow, what a terrific, busy day. The sun shone all day and the sky was blue, blue, blue. Couldn't have asked for better. Wake up call at 7:00 am, but we were up a bit earlier. Did not have to put our bags out (for the last time) so Marcel and Tom walked down to Timmy's and brought us back a muffin each. On the coach for 8:15 and were immediately joined by our step on guide. What a great tour. We started at Fairview Cemetery. Many bodies from the Titanic buried here, including the "Unknown child" whom they have now identified. Then to the...

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Sep 27, 2013 - Day Eighteen

I am so proud of myself. I have kept this journal up way longer than I thought I would....I usually start something like this and give up less than half way through...yeah me!!! lol Now then, we were supposed to be up at 6:30 this morn, but our alarm didn't work and Marcel started to panic when we got up at 6:40...I did need to shower so I did and put our bags out at 7:00 am and then to breakfast. Again, a beautiful meal of eggs, bacon, toast and tea/coffee. Boarded the coach at 8:00 am. We had a coffee break in Antigonish at 9:30 at...

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Sep 27, 2013 - Halifax NS

September 27 Today is “laid back” and we’re not in too much hurry. Bacon and pancakes for Bob. Did some shopping at the Atlantic Super Store for the next few days’ groceries. Costco is nearby and we went for Fao yogurt. Didn’t find the yogurt but did find a front zip hoodie sweatshirt that I needed and Bob found a Dunn’s smoked meat sandwich. ( seem to find them only in the remote areas of eastern/western Canada.) Still windy but the sun is shining at camp. Shubie Camp is well situated for hiking the Shubie Canal Greenway Corridor and Park....

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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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