Friday, 18 July 2014

Tues, 15 July 2014 - Halifax

Yup, rain and fog. I decided to wander around Halifax in the rain for a day and see the sights. First, I found out that Halifax has a passenger ferry similar to the Sea-bus in Vancouver, going between Dartmouth and Halifax. Very nice, only costs $2.50 (exact change please, that you put into a cute little metal cylinder). In typical East-coast style, there are no turnstyles or tickets - you just pay your fare and wander on board.






It takes you right to Halifax's waterfront, where there are a myriad of tourist traps, like a crystal shop where they blow their own crystal:

and of course a beaver-tail kiosk:
I had the apple-cinnamon - it was delicious!

There were Tall Ships:

Not-so-tall ships:

even cartoon ships:

There was even.... whatever this thing is:




Halifax is proud of it's long military and naval history. I hiked up to the Citadel, one of 5 posts that kept the coast free of the Enemy for hundreds of years. It was a reminder that Canada wasn't always the peaceful country it is now.

Back to Dartmouth, and had dinner at the Wooden Monkey. Food was excellent, and they had this interesting decoration:




If you can't read it, the sign says "The Tree of Life". But... 1. It's dead, and 2. It's upside-down. I'm not sure what to make of that spiritual-wise, but it does make an interesting decoration. It reminds me of when someone mentions the concept of the Christmas Tree was taken from the Pagans, and the Pagans respond "Yeah, but we didn't chop them down and bring them inside!"

We wait for better weather.

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