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Jul 19, 2012 - Halifax Tall Ships

The Tall Ships are here! The sailing ships that are participating in the Tall Ships Challenge races will be in Nova Scotia for a couple of weeks, but this weekend is the only time that they will all be together in the same port. Since I have to work the weekend, I headed over to Halifax today to see the ships. This year’s challenge is being held on the Atlantic Coast so the ships and their crews can participate in activities commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 in both the United States and Canada. The Halifax waterfront...

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Aug 31, 2010 - Ship Life So Far!

Hey Everybody, Tonight, August 31, marks our fifth day onboard thus far. We are headed straight across the Atlantic Ocean headed for Cadiz, Spain. In the morning, between 8:00 and 9:00 A.M., the crew informed us that will be passing the Azores Islands – the first land we will be seeing since leaving Halifax! My roommate Tony is from San Diego and goes to Babson College in Boston, and we get along great. I haven’t gotten sea sick yet, fingers crossed, and neither has Stacy. The food on the ship has been on and off, sometimes it is really...

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Aug 26, 2010 - Nova Scotia

We made it! Stacy and I took a flight from MSP to Philadelphia today, with about a 2 hour layover and an hour delay, finally made it to Nova Scotia around 5:30 P.M. On our first flight, we both pulled out our books that we had to read before the voyage ('A Small Place' by Jamaica Kincaid) and sure enough the third kid in our row pulled out the same book. And then, the girl sitting directly behind us told us she was going on Semester at Sea as well. She is a junior at St. Thomas and he is a sophomore at St. Mary's so that was fun to meet a...

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Aug 18, 2010 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our next journey to Halifax is 200 miles and it takes us around 5 hours with a lunch stop. Its great to have your house with you when you make a stop. Cup of tea, snack, use the loo, its all right there. Another great thing is you don’t have to worry about leaving anything behind! The campground is not too special but it is well located to explore Halifax and the surrounding area and it has wifi. Our internet stick only works on the US so we are relying on campground internet access while we are here in Canada.

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