July 29, 2014

The Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ready to fire the cannon.
Preciseness with everyone in their place.

Loading up the fire power.

Boom Boom!

This cannon has its own name and its own purpose, but it still
looks like its missing something....

July 25, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia ~ The Citadel on the hill

Also known as Fort George, The Citadel has been a place of defense for Halifax and
Nova Scotia for many many years.  Inside the the fort it was like being in your
own fortified city with the everyday events of life.

The British are coming!  The British are coming?
Or should I say the Nova Scotians are coming?
Either way the reenactors did a superb job in showing us the life many lived inside the fort.
Their uniforms were so colorful and detailed.
Someone worked many hours to make their uniforms just right!

Of course there was a sewing room to make, mend, and clean all the uniforms of 
the men and boys.

In order succeed the sewing machine aided in speeding up the process of keeping 
uniforms in top shape.
The uniforms remain in top shape and are ready for wear!

July 22, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia ~ The Citadel

Before we turned and entered The Citadel high on the hill we took another look
out across the harbor.  Although the rain clouds were hanging low we spotted a 
lighthouse in the distance.  
Is it protecting the small island it's located on or the whole Halifax harbor?

We turn and were ready to enter The Citadel.
We were met by a somber looking young mans standing guard in full regalia.
Later in the day we got to speak to him and he was helpful in relaying 
the history located inside these walls.

From inside The Citadel there was yet another view of the Halifax harbor and the city itself.

[Come back the next few days for lots more on The Citadel!]

July 21, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia ~ The Old Town Clock

The Old Town Clock
Halifax, Nova Scotia
It seems at one time there were punctuality problems and the clock was built!

From further up the hill behind the clock you can view the harbor. 
Back in 1803 when the clock was built I'm willing to be that all the ships entering
and leaving the Halifax harbor set their clocks and watches to Halifax time.
Now the clock is hidden from the harbor by taller buildings.

Further on up the hill from the clock you can get a better view of the harbor.
Of course you always know what country you presently are in!
O Canada!
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July 16, 2014

Peggy's Cove ~ Maritime Bliss

Dry Dock
Maybe it was repair time?

Ready for the dinner capture!

The blissful maritime!
All was peaceful and surreal; but I wonder what a snow storm in January would be like?

Jewelry, Art, Crafts and Collectables.
We weren't sure if this was still a business because it appeared to be empty.
What a quaint beach house it would be to rent for a week!

July 15, 2014

Peggy's Cove ~ Fishing Village

Hopefully nothing gets tangled on the dock!

Almost too picturesque?

I do believe this is the main street in Peggy's Cove.
Does main street need pavement or does the waterway work?

July 14, 2014

Peggy's Cove ~ Reassuring light

These are the waters (with fog included) that the Peggy's Cove lighthouse sends its
beacon to boaters to forgo the rocks.  
This was a calm peaceful day and the waves were no match if you were to jump in.
No picture can accurately show the drop off from the rocks to the ocean.  
I respect this body of water!

Withstanding many a storm and severe weather she continues
to stand solid on the rock.

Trying to capture the rolling fog was no easy task.  It would only appears as a fade.
Here you can somewhat see the sun beginning to shine through as the fog rolled
back out to sea (to the left) and the bright skies were revealed (on the right).

July 13, 2014

Peggy's Cove: Rocks Rocks Rocks

Standing at the Peggy's Cove lighthouse the view is water and rocks.
Did I mention there were rocks?

Turn the other way and as far as you can see ~~~ Rocks!

These rocks have their tales.
The lighthouse was built to lessen the tales of the rocks.

Fun to climb when dry but when these rocks turn wet the risk factor is increased!

July 12, 2014

Peggy's Cove From Fog to Grandeur

My first glimpse of Peggy's Cove lighthouse.
I was in awe but still said 'oh shoot!'.
I knew we weren't able to get back here with the schedule we were trying to keep.
But!  As I learned just a few hours before -  be patient because the fog loves
to roll this way and that around Nova Scotia pretty quickly.
I am so glad we waited but then of course I didn't want to leave!

The sun broke through and I swear the rocks grew!
Standing tall and secure this lighthouse has seen some action from the 
ocean through the years.

What else is going on around the world?-

July 8, 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia Maritime ways

Lobster traps for sale ~~ $25
Imagine the great dinner after your catch!

A lighthouse in Blue Rocks.
I'm not sure why this lighthouse wasn't closer to the water but I'm
certain those that live nearby have it all under control.

A captivating picture.
The chair completes the scene.
The strange line in the sky adds a bit of mystery.
This wasn't a camera problem, but was a mystery to us for quite 
a few miles down the road.  An airplane trail?  I would think so, 
but with it coming straight down (or straight up) from the Earth it 
left us perplexed.

July 2, 2014

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia ~ Quaintness

Flowers make everything better!

Life saving station?  

Fishermen's Row
Maybe some of the seafood we consumed in Nova Scotia came from these docks...