Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia

The temperature was cool with many clouds and the ever present threat of rain. But this day was one that Ed and I looked forward to for months while we planned our Adventure to Glory.
This day, we set foot on land in the North Atlantic.
Many, many miles north of where we departed from in Boston.

We found ourselves in a wonderful sea-side city where much of America has roots to.

A city steeped with rich history and amazing scenery.

The wildlife was unique, yet very familiar.
We were met at the docks by two hansom men and their friendly dog.
And while our time there was short, they did an amazing job of showing us the highlights of their fair city.
But who are those hansom men that Ed is walking with?

Well, if you read the blogs Ocean Breezes or From Sophie's View, you know who these guys are.
When I learned that Halifax was going to be on our itinerary, I quickly sent off an email and set it all up.
We started out getting to know each other by walking around Point Pleasant Park. But we all felt like we'd known each other for years. It was awesome to see so many of the things that they both have photographed and blogged about for so long.
I'm sure that I could not do the stories that go along with the photos justice compared to our host. So I chose to relish in the beauty of this place. I did learn though that this pavement is not pavement at all. That is the natural rock that this city is built on.
Miss Sophie was a most gracious host and delighted in showing us her Mr.Orangie and how to retrieve it when thrown. Perhaps I'll have her tutor Pugsley on this trade. He seems to sit and look at you with wondering eyes saying, "Why did you throw that over there?"

Miss Sophie and her staff took us to see the Dingle Tower with and overlook of this beautiful harbor.
We found this lion guarding the entrance to the tower.
But since it was at rest, we knew it was OK to enter.

 Halifax and Dartmouth sit on this natural harbor that is a delight from any angle.
 Even from above.

 We all had a great time and I can't thank Jim, Ron and of course Sophie for the wonderful day enough.
Lunch was delicious and the company was even better. The magic of the internet brought us together.

And the magic of wonderful personalities will make us friends for a good long time.

PS: Jim & Ron, watch for a surprise to arrive Thursday!
Just a little something from the place that I call home.


sophie...^5 said...

Stew & ED!

This is great seeing our world from someone else's view. Sad that the skies were overcast but heck who cares we had lots of laughs and questions and Sophie licks.
I sure hope that the short excursion of our fair city was a good enough sampling to return. I do know that there is plenty to see outside of Halifax too, since we live outside of the!
Beaches and more beaches!
Now we have to wait until Thursday, huh? what's that all about?
So internet hookups do work.....who would a thunk!


Eddy B said...

I personally loved the cemetery's that we visited. The lunch was assume. I will never forget that dessert. You guys were the best and I wish we were your neighbors so we could see each other all the time. Stew talked nonstop about you three. Now I see why.

Craig said...

What a super treat to meet up with JR&S. It's become such a small world hasn't it? I enjoyed the tour from your perspective.
Sophie of course was the star of the show as usual!

sophie...^5 said...

Licks for my Craig!

sophie...^5 said...

Yes the desserts were so good. Stew REALLY enjoyed his, photo wasn't taken to prove it though! Next time!

Ms Sparrow said...

I love hearing about bloggers connecting in the real world. I'm so glad you all had a good time!

Stew Adams said...

She did steal the show.

Stew Adams said...

Next time indeed. That was a lot of sweet all at once

Stew Adams said...

We'll have to have a convention

MorningAJ said...

I could have sworn I commented on this post. I gotta stop using my android phone to blog!

Looks like a fascinating place. And weather doesn't count as long as you're enjoying yourself.

Stew Adams said...

It was the company that made the stop perfect.