Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Travel Tuesdays #6

This week, I'm going to stay a little closer to home. A number of years ago I traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia for a friends wedding. We were only there for a few days, and on our last day my friend and I took a bus tour to Peggy's Cove. The trip was just an hour outside of Halifax, but the bus trip was endless. The driver was also the commentator, and as we were driving through Halifax she commented on every building we passed. Not only the historically significant sites, but also stuff like: "If you take a look out onto your left you'll see a drugstore where you can buy aspirin, cold medicine, bandages, or you can get your prescriptions filled." "Right beside the drugstore is the Vet's office where if you have a dog, or a cat, or even a bunny or a hamster you can take them there if they are sick, or even if they just need their shots." "Now look out the right window and there is the hardware store. So, if you are a gardener you can buy a spade, or potting soil, or a rake. But if you're not a gardener and maybe you need to fix up something around the house you can buy a hammer, or a tape measure, or a screwdriver, and nails and maybe even some wood." You get the idea. It was Painful! So, even though it was already late September, we opted to take a whale-watching boat back to Halifax. We didn't see any whales and it was freezing out on the Atlantic Ocean, but it sure beat taking that bus back again!
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5 comments:

Pez said...

Great pictures again! I have never been to NS but would love to go sometime.

Mitey Mite said...

It looks beautiful. Your pictures are so clear! I bet you could find film for your camera in that little hardware store....

Begered said...

I love the two pictures of the Lighthouse. Looks like somewhere I would love to visit...but I will make sure I don't take the bus if I make it out there. :)

Bob-kat said...

Sounds like that tour lady was a stickler for detail. I must admit that I think sticking your finger in your eye repeatedly might have been less painful! Think I would have taken the freezing boat back too!

Love your pics. It looks like a fab place to visit and apparently nearby Peggy's Cove has shops for every need ;-)

sher said...

Those pictures are just wonderful! I really like the one with the seagull showing off his nice butt! :):)