10-23-09 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Today we slept in or relaxed in the morning  and then we all went on a bus tour through Halifax, then along a coastal road to a small fishing village called Peggy’s Cove. 

Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove

We had the option to follow the tour guide around the village (Grandma, Dad and Mom chose this option) or wander around on our own (this is what Emily and I did).  It was cold – the sky was blue – but the wind was blowing!! We were glad to get back on the bus. I found the neatest blown glass bird feeder in one of the small shops.

It was Cold!

It was Cold!

We learned about Halifax’s connection to the Titantic. It was the closest North American seaport – so many of those that died in the tragedy were buried in Halifaz cemetaries. And then just 5 years later there was a huge explosion that killed over 2000 and many more were injured. Two large ships (one carrying tons of explosives) scraped each other as they went thru a bottle-neck area of the bay and they exploded.

Fishing village

Fishing village

On almost every tour we went on in Canada – someone asked the tour guide about Canada’s healthcare system and they tried to explain. I sure hope we don’t end up with their type of system.

glacier created rock formations

glacier created rock formations

We all went to the Italian restaurant on the ship for dinner – ask Emily about the different types of pasta.  Mom and Dad went back to their room. Grandma, Emily and I wandered around together for awhile. We enjoyed listening to an accapella group – The Cat’s Pajamas. They were very good.

 

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