Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 26,27,28 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Downtown Halifax: Visited the Citadel, former British fort and stronghold to secure the North Atlantic for the British, Pier 21 where all the immigrants came in and where the returning soldiers arrived home, the Atlantic Naval Museum for some good pirate stories and the graveyard for the Titanic graves. Halifax harbour is large, busy and impressive. Kids ate Beavertails, very delicious. Just to reassure Ali, Beaver Tails are deep fried donuts in the shape of a beaver tail served with sweet delicious toppings, like apple cinnamon or cream cheese and caramel or maple syrup and chocolate, not real beaver tails!!! Nice city we liked it. Bought Dulce today. It is a local delicacy, dried seaweed, and a favourite with Lisa who grew up in New Brunswidk. I like it. Kids not so sure!

We were given a moose steak, that a guy had just hunted in Newfoundland. Tasted really good. So far Shawn has been given, Moose steaks, a Seabass, trout, a chocolate cake and a Canadian flag!! People are very generous,welcoming and friendly.


Wandering about going to Newfoundland or not? Expensive to cross, the East Coast is having some crumby weather, it is a long way and it is a very big island, with long drives to get in and out of coastal communities, which seems to be too much travelling on top of what we have done already. Kids really want to go, so we might get there yet. I have promised that we if we don't get there this year, we will fly out there to visit it again sometime. We are looking forward to staying in the same place for a while. We are also starting to look forward to being home again. We will be heading to Cape Bretton next to visit the graves of Shawn's ancestors, his Great Great Grandparents, I believe. I am considering flying home with the kids and then Shawn would drive back.

1 comment:

  1. omg sandra . feeding them beaver tails and visiting graves .my kids had mcdonalds and didnt go around graveyards.i cant wait to see what they tell their therapist in years to come .xxxx