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Jul 19, 2018 - Ile-aux-Marins Walking Tour

We had been lucky with only heavy fog and being overcast for the last few days, but it broke loose today with the rain. I was so glad I had bought that umbrella yesterday. We ate breakfast at 8:40 because we had a 9:45 tour. We met our guide, Helene at the boat dock for our 12 minute ride over to Ile-aux-Marins, or the Sailor's Island. Luckily the small boat had an indoor cabin in which we could sit, out of the weather. Once on the island, we took our walking tour with Helene and another couple from Montreal in heavy rain (yes, we're...

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Jul 18, 2018 - Architecture and Cultural Walking Tour

Today we had breakfast at 8:30 & returned to the room because the stores don't open until 10. We then hit the Post Office to mail a post card, and walked to the end of the town to the supermarket. I got a 150 cl (centiliter) bottle of water (the smallest they sell) and a small collapsable umbrella. We then walked back to the hotel room. About 12:00 Chloe came to clean our room, so we left (which was about the time we were going to leave) to go over to the Arche Museum & Archives to pay for our Architecture and Culture walking tour today at...

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Jul 17, 2018 - Island of Saint Pierre

Today we went down to breakfast about 9:00. We met a young woman in the breakfast area. She took our order to cook us breakfast. I asked for an omelette, and Jean had French toast cooked to order. Nice. The weather was on and off today, no rain, but foggy, clear up a bit, foggy, repeat. I had to be quick to take a picture before the sun disappeared. We walked down to where we were to meet our bus for the island tour. There about 20 of us on the bus, all English speaking so our tour guide, Clementine did not have to do both languages. She...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Fly to Saint Pierre

We went to breakfast about 9:30. Our flight to St. Pierre wasn't until 3:00. We checked out at 11:00, packed the car and went down by the lake to read until 12:00. (Check-in for our flight did not begin until 12:00.) I looked at the weather for St. Pierre and it looks like our run of wonderful weather is ending. The whole week has rain scheduled and highs of 61 degrees, bummer. The airport was only 11 km away from the inn. We arrived quickly, found our Park and Fly lot. The van was waiting to take us to the terminal. We were the only ones...

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Jul 15, 2018 - Travel day to Nova Scotia

Breakfast was at 8:30 and we were served berries and yogurt on top of Cheerios, and a frittata. The other guests at the table were a couple from Germany and a couple from Switzerland (the French speaking region). We had a nice long discussion about traveling and favorite places everyone has visited. We relaxed in our room until 10:15 and then packed the car. Checkout was at 10:30, and were wanted to attend a church service, but it didn't start until 11:00. We drove around Sackville to kill some time. (I didn't want to sit in a pew for 1/2...

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Jul 3, 2018 - Visit to The Citadel and Marine Museum in Halifax

July 3 – Visit to The Citadel and Marine Museum in Halifax The huge fortification is situated on a hill overlooking Halifax since 1749. Folks were dressed in 19 th century clothes and the soldiers in army uniforms who were practicing drill on the parade grounds. Our guide informed us that the fort was constructed due to the outbreak of the War of 1812 between the British and the States but there never was a battle at the site. A cannon is fired at noon every day as in the past when it would enable the ships in the harbor to synchronize...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Quick Travel to Hammonds Plains the Tattoo Performance

July 2 – Quick Travel to Hammonds Plains the Tattoo Performance We had to travel about 50 miles to near Halifax, NS and set up camp so that we could board our bus at noon for the International Tattoo Show. The travel technique was to use a staging area at a mall near our new campground where we could remove our tow cars and then be able to pull into our campsites without a pause to unhook. All of us got on the bus on time. I had never heard of the TaToo Show. It is an assemblage of military bands and pipe-and-drum units which comes from the...

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Jul 1, 2018 - Canada Day, The Citadel and The International Tattoo

Today is Canada Day, a federal holiday to commemorate the day in 1867 when Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain with the federation of four provinces, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. Canada Day is celebrated much like our 4th of July, Independence Day. Our first stop of the day was at the Halifax Citadel, a star shaped fortress on the high ground of the city of Halifax which once was the central defense of the harbor. It now remains as a spectacular tourist attraction with a military museum that houses...

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Jun 30, 2018 - Tour of Halifax, Fair Lawn Cemetery, and Maritime Museum

Today included a bus tour of the city of Halifax beginning with “Fairview Lawn Cemetery” where many of the victims of the Titanic disaster are buried. The headstones are arranged to resemble the outline of the bow of a ship. Next was the “Maritime Museum of the Atlantic” which includes exhibits of not only maritime interests, but also includes exhibits of the Titanic disaster, the great 1917 “Halifax Explosion”, WWI and WWII. The Great Explosion occurred when a ammunition ship collided with a Dutch Relief vessel in the harbor resulting in...

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Oct 5, 2017 - Baddeck to Halifax

5/10/2017. Thursday. Baddeck to Halifax We're driving back to Halifax today, and there is definitely much more colour both sides of the road. What a difference a week makes! It's very pretty. There is some sickness on the bus with colds and one lovely, old gentleman has pneumonia. As people are coughing, spluttering and sneezing, I try to cover my nose and mouth and just hope to avoid any germs. We have been very particular the whole time we've been away to use handwash, which I carry in my bag. I feel very sorry for the people who are...

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Sep 29, 2017 - Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg.

29/9/2017. Friday. Halifax-Peggy's Cove-Halifax First day on the bus, when we drove for an hour to Peggy's Cove for traditional breakfast of fish cakes.....not for me! I really couldn't come at eating fish cakes first thing in the morning, so I had bacon instead. Ian only ate one fish cake - a bit much for him too. Now Peggy's Cove - what a beautiful place! I have seen numerous photos of it, and yes, it looked nice, but it's a gorgeous, tiny village with the lighthouse the star attraction. Very much as it would have been 50 years ago, no...

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Sep 28, 2017 - Halifax - in the rain

28/9/2017. Thursday. Halifax We awoke to see the liner Veendam anchored opposite our window - I think it's following us, as we also saw it in Quebec. We had a later breakfast today and left at about 11am to walk from the hotel to the Casino along the boardwalk, which would have been lovely, had it not been raining! It was predicted to be wet today, and we decided to go ahead with our plans, as there's not much possibility that any of us will be here again. We passed some interesting statues, boats and buildings, but a quick photo was all we...

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