2019 Canadian Maritimes travel blog

View on way back from Parrsboro

Downtown Halifax

Murphy's Cove Campsite


Thursday, June 13.

We got up early to leave for Parrsboro before 7 am.  We planned to go watch the tidal bore as we thought it was written about in the AAA book.  We went through a town called Truro that has one, but this one was larger.  Well, it's not a tidal bore, but rather slow moving high tides (38 feet). We were told you'd have to stay watching for a real long time to see what was so special (the height). It was disappointing, but the trip was still fun. Maybe somewhere else… would love to see the bore. Along the way, we saw 3 deer off in a field. There were beautiful flowering trees, high red stone cliffs, and of course the beautiful coastline.  There were few cars on the side roads. Students were waiting for the bus, but luckily we only met one bus and it was coming toward us. Next we headed to Halifax and took the McKay suspension bridge. It's 1.2 kilometers long, 4 lanes across, and about 153 feet above the water.  It links the Halifax Peninsula with Dartmouth, NS. We went downtown by the water and walked around a little after finally finding a place to park. After Halifax, we headed up to Murphy's Cove, where we are camping alongside the ocean cove. It is so beautiful here. Temperature was about 70 and dropped into the 60s.  Great for walking around the campground. The ride was very scenic as well.



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