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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Halifax post # 3

Yo again my friends.

Halifax Post # 3

Tug boat rides for the kids

Fish & chips at Murphy's on the waterfront

The Canadian Coastal Patrol (Coast Guard)

The Scottish influence

A quaint side street

Back at the RV park - the view from my chair - time for a nap!

Our plans for today - Saturday are to go to the farmers market, me to sketch and paint, Melissa to write.  Later this evening there is a live dance band playing at the restaurant here and we'll walk up and check them out.

Enjoy the day my friends and remember - OH damn - I forgot what I was going to say!!

JR   :>)

Halifax post #2

More photos of Halifax:

Ohhhhhhhhh Canada!

Aboard the Silva

2 of the ships mates

Harbor view from out at sea

Ships mate hard at work

Under full sail

Cannon bunkers to protect the harbor

Harbor lighthouse 

This is a oil processing plant on the other side of the harbor - this being one of the oil tankers 

Harbor lighthouse

The prettiest mate on the ship!!!

JR   :>)

Pictures of Halifax - Post 1

Good morning my friends,

Some photos of our journey to Halifax

Some Harbor scenes

This is the 3 masted ta ship we went out on for our Harbor sailing

The Silva

This is a private ship belonging to someone from Kodiac Alaska

The Silva

Happy color

I'll post some more in a couple more postings

JR   :>)

Friday, June 29, 2012


Yo my friends,

Well, off to Halifax we went this morning!  The first thing we did was to visit The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  This is right on the waterfront and all sorts of interesting history regarding the boating and shipping history of the area.  The most interesting was the exhibit of the sinking of the Titanic - this being the 100 anniversary!!!  All sorts of items retrieved from the sunken ship as well as a great reporting of the accident.  Nova Scotia payed a part in the rescue of passengers and the recovery of bodies.  The vessel sank off the waters of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  The exhibit was amazing!!!!

We then took a harbor cruise on the Silva a 3-masted tall ship - really cool - very soothing and peaceful.

After the cruise, we set off walking to find a Radio Shack (called SOURCE) out here in Canada.
Our newly replace GPS stopped working on our drive from Acadia.!   It would not seem to charge when using the 12v in the car and would run the battery down and it would shut off!!!  This was the same problem as the first one and we explained that when we shipped it back!!!  We shipped back the GPS and all the connectors etc that came GPS but shipped back the connectors we had returned - thereby shipping us back the faulty 12v connector.   We found the SOURCE store in downtown Halifax - bought a new 12v connector and the GPS appears to work fine now!!
Time will tell!!!!

For lunch we went to a restaurant on the waterfront called Murphy's and split a serving of Fish & Chips - it was great - very lightly battered in a beer batter - deep fried and it was so tender and fresh!

OK dudes - I tried to load some photos but NO GO!!!!!  The RV Park is close to full now, so a lot of folks trying to use the RV Park WiFi so it is a slow as cold mollases running uphill!!!
So I will try again tomorrow morning B4 people awaken!!!!  :>)

July 1 is Canada Day which is why the RV Park is full, so I"m sure there will be some celebrating tonight and most of the folks will not be rolling out of bed any too early in the morning!!!!
Canada Day is the same to them as our 4th of July.

So excuse the spelling errors as Google spell check does not want to work!

Take care my friends.

JR      :>)


Yo my Blog Buddies,

Some more photos from our journey to Peggy's Cove on our day 2 in Nova Scotia.

I can see some more paintings in these photos!!!

A "USED" buoy shop 

Final rest place for an old whaler

The test of time for this old place

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

A section of the few residents who brave this remote location

Today - Day 3 - we are going down to Halifax to the waterfront and at noon take a 3 masted  sailboat ride around the harbor as well as investigate the waterfront.
It appears as tho it will be a nice day - sky is thus far mostly blue with a few clouds and the sun is starting come out - so all looks promising for another journey today.

Take care my friends.

JR   :>)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 2 - part 2

Ho dudes,

Part 2 of our adventure today.

I think I see a painting here - ( If I ever get off my lazy butt!!)

Ahhhhhh a beautiful maiden with the wind whipping her hair about!

A small little fleet of LOBSTA boats at rest

Another painting I be thinking - that's Scottish talk!!!  :>)

We stopped at at a little coffee shop over looking the cove - this is a homemade delight made with fillo dough and filled with cheese and fried bacon - a CANADIAN/SCOTTISH DELIGHT!
We split this and were washed down with mochas 

 This is a chocolate oat meal thick cookie and will be eaten with coffee this afternoon!


LOBSTA trap at rest!

JR    :>)