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Halifax Photo Diary

So lucky to have been able to visit the Maritimes in Eastern Canada this year!  Our first stop was Halifax, a pretty seaside city in the province of Nova Scotia.  Here are some of the spots we visited.

The Boardwalk is a nice area for a leisurely stroll, with buskers providing the background music and some food stands in case you get hungry from all that walking. 

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Peggy’s Cove is around 40 minutes from Halifax.  They say it’s the most photographed lighthouse in Canada.  Let’s add to that!
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Halifax Citadel is a fort built in the 1800s.  We arrived just in time for the changing of the guards.
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Men in uniform.  That's our tour guide on the left with his eyes closed.

Men in uniform. That’s our tour guide on the left with his eyes closed.

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Is she a ghost?

Is she a ghost?

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
This is the first scene that greets you when you enter the museum.

A warning to pirates!

A warning to pirates!

There were only two exhibits here that were interesting for me because I’m not really into boats.  One was about the sad stories of people from the Halifax explosion.  Another was the Titanic exhibit.  Here’s a look at the menus that the Titanic had for first, second, and third class passengers.

First class menu

First class menu

Second class menu

Second class menu

Third class menu

Third class menu

Where Jack was waiting for Rose :)

Where Jack was waiting for Rose 🙂

A highlight of this trip was our food tasting tour.  We also did a Free Walking Tour by Cameron Mitchell.  It’s a 1.5 hour tour and Cameron is nice and knowledgeable.

Tour guide Cameron Mitchell

Tour guide Cameron Mitchell

Book with Cameron here:
halifaxfreetours.wix.com/halifaxfreetours
email: halifaxfreetours@gmail.com

Freddies Fantastic Fishhouse
We had this for lunch on the first day and it was so good that we had to go back again before we left!

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We ordered the Full Sampler.

We ordered the Full Sampler.

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First time I had fried clams, and it was so fresh and sweet.  The scallops were succulent.  The best I’ve ever had!
IMG_9947editedThe fish was tender.  I still like the New York Fish n Chips in Manila’s Fish & Co. way better. 

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They have signs like this in the restaurant.  It means eat all that yummy fried food today or you'll regret it.

They have signs like this in the restaurant. It means eat all that yummy fried food today or you’ll regret it.

The second time around wasn’t as good though because it was near closing, so the food wasn’t fresh.

Truly enjoyed this trip and I always love being a tourist!

kerstie ladd

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