Posts from ‘May, 2016’

War Bride Reunion

As war brides returned to Halifax for a weekend reunion, I had the pleasure of showing some of them around the area in between their celebrations at Pier 21. Our first day tour was along the scenic South Shore coastline visiting Hubbards, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg.  Not only did they get to see some […]

Sunny Spring Tour

With the sun in the sky and a cool wind blowing, I had a beautiful Spring day to show off some sites to visitors from Saskatoon. We began with a brief tour of Halifax and were lucky enough to see the Mexican Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc arriving – quite a sight to behold. Leaving the waterfront, we visited […]

And then…the bus broke down!

On May 8, our tour began at Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax as we collected 26 Dalhousie Business students (including 3rd year students on an “exchange program” with a University in Israel) and two of their professors.    Our destination was Hall’s Harbour so they could experience the Bay of Fundy’s high and low tides. On arrival at Halls […]

Exploring PEI

Recently, myself, Ann (my wife) and driver Dave and his wife, Martha, hit the road to check out some new tours for 2016. Leaving from Halifax, we headed towards Truro and the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. The Centre offers an innovative multimedia presentation of the rich history of the Mi’kmaw people, however, today it was […]

The CSS Tallahassee

  Ann and I spent some exploring Fisherman’s Cove and the surrounding area. This is where the CSS Tallahassee performed an extraordinary feat through this narrow waterway to escape from Halifax during the US Civil war.  This is part of the story as told by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Under cover of darkness, […]

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