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Sep 18, 2018 - Titanic cemetery and Pier 21

Halifax is a ways from the campground but on a freeway so not too bad, we went over a toll bridge and thankfully had a Looney for it. First we found the Titanic cemetery for Protestants. Other bodies were buried in the other Catholic and Jewish cemeteries in town. We walked past 121 stones in the Fairview cemetery. A small child has just recently been identified, but many victims are just numbered as their names are unknown. This is a stop for tour buses and there were lots of people there. We spoke to a woman who manages the cemetery and...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Peggy’s Cove and Swissair flight memorial

Today we drove SW to see the site of the Swissair crash. This was a tragedy that occurred 9/2/98 and all 229 on board perished. There have been many theories about what caused the crash but we don't think it's been firmly determined. This is a moving memorial that points toward the ocean where the plane went down and the rescue efforts that were initiated from two small Nova Scotian towns. The weather was just spectacular today. We then drove to Peggys Cove with it's iconic lighthouse and beach. Ocean waves were crashing and we witnessed a...

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Sep 16, 2018 - KOA

The good and the bad. It’s a KOA that means trees and dirt roads in the campground that are up and down hill. The people next to us were led to their site and hit a tree, knocked the awning topper to the side and the staff had to come out to fix it. This place is not meant for a big rig to drive through it. But the good is we have a back in (would have preferred a pull thru) that is large enough and open to the sky to get 2 of the satellites. Also the WIFI is strong as it’s a week day. People next to us live in Wisconsin and Florida (Cape...

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Aug 31, 2010 - Those Who Like It, Like It A Lot!

First stop after the proverbial coffee was the Source to return the web cam we had picked up yesterday, it had conflicting issues! We then headed into downtown Halifax and our waterfront parking lot of the other day. Down Water street we walked to Alexander Keith's brewery for a tour and tasting! The tour was pretty good but the tasting, I had their Dark Ale, was great! We then carried on down the waterfront to the Pier 21 Immigration Museum, the majority of the European immigrants to Canada came through Halifax and this building. A cruise...

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Aug 29, 2010 - Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg

After a fairly early start this morning, including Tim's, we were off to Peggy's Cove, according to all the info one of the most photographed sites in the world. Our first stop was at the memorial for Swiss Air Flight 111, just outside of Peggy's Cove. From there we headed to the info center and grabbed a parking spot, grabbed the camera and headed off to walk through the town. We stopped at every gift shop in town, Marilyn bought herself an original Sou'wester Hat. The shoreline around Peggy's Cove is just what I expected to see, very...

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Aug 28, 2010 - A Leisurely Day

After a leisurely morning spent doing a whole bunch of nothing we decided it was time to go grab a coffee and do some grocery shopping. After coffee we spotted a Torist Info sign and decided to follow it and pick up some maps etc. on the Halifax area. Well the info centre was in downtown Hamilton right on the waterfront. We spent the afternoon going through the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, very interesting with lots of artifacts from the Titanic, and numerous other ships that have sunk off the coast of Nova Scotia dating back to tne mid...

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Aug 27, 2010 - Upper Sackville, Nova Scotia

When we pulled out of Louisbourg this morning we had no idea where tonight would be spent, but after two gas stops and one Tim Horton's we ended up at the West Halifax KOA in Sackville, Nova Scotia, about 25 minutes outside of Halifax. Very uneventful trip on the way down, other then the farther south we drove the warmer it got and the skies got bluer! We decided to use this location as a base to explore out of so will be here until the Monday after the Labour Day weekend.

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Jul 28, 2008 - Back in the Sack-ville

A short trip from Shubenacadie - Monday, July 28 We woke to a foggy and humid Shubenacadie (SHOE-bin-ACK-adee) morning. There was even a little rain and the ground around Lynch Lake was marshy. Yesterday I signed a waiver, acknowledging that if I used Lynch Lake I knew it would be at my own risk, and relieving park management of all responsibility. Despite that ominous warning and all the various “Do NOT do whatever it is you’re thinking of doing!” signs I decided to risk it. It was worth it. Lynch Lake is a placid little pond about two...

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