Dear friend, Pat, flew back to Ontario on Monday, after a whirlwind, six-day visit.
The weather was less than perfect, but we soldiered on through rain and shine, but mostly rain. "Soldiered on": -- heck we tore around the province as if our very lives depended on it. We crammed a lot of sight-seeing into a few short days. I didn't realize how very much we'd done until I was selecting these images.
As evidence, herewith, Exhibit "A", photos from all our trips.
|Bay of Fundy at low tide.|
|We checked out the spectacular view at Blomidon Lookoff,|
|Abandoned church, complete with falling-in roof.|
|We shivered our way along the beach at Scots Bay at low tide.|
|Hall's Harbour with its extreme tides, is always worth a visit.|
|Parabolic mirrors present fun self-portrait opportunities.|
|We weren't able to walk far along this shore,|
as the tide was coming in. With tides of 45 feet, it's a good
idea to check the tide timetable.
|Pat found the "jelly bean" cottages at Huntington Point enchanting. |
Typical of Nova Scotia, there are no signs, directing tourists there.
|Next we visited the unique concrete home of the |
cottages'creator, Charles MacDonald.. It wasn't open so we weren't
able to check out its interior. Darn !
|From the concrete bird houses, to the concrete lawn furniture, |
the place was full of surprises.
|Of course, we went to the Tangled Garden, which I had recently visited |
for the first time with my Sister-in-Law, Janet.
|It was even more "tangled" than it was on my previous visit,|
two weeks ago.
|Here we are in my favourite used-book store, Dustjacket Books.|
I always go to the bookstore on choir Fridays.
|It was our "Lunch Bunch" choir's last performance of the season.|
Not done yet. We also ...
|visited the historic "Hydrostone" district of Dartmouth, which was|
built after the devastating Halifax Explosion of 1917 levelled much of the city.
|The Old Burying Ground.is a fascinating place to explore.|
|The sun came out for our visit to the lovely Public Gardens.|
|Rhododendrons thrive in a myriad of colours in Nova Scotia.|
|It was graduation day, and excited, over-dressed grads, were posing everywhere|
for countless photos, to memorialize this special day in their lives.
|Guess what we did whilst checking out the lupines and murals in Dartmouth ?|
|We put pennies on the railroad tracks.|
Have you ever done that ?
Still not done. We also,
|went walking at Hartlen Point,|
|and around the McCormack's Boardwalk,|
|at low tide.|
|We re-found a nameless, neglected cemetery, near Sambro, |
that I had stumbled across a couple of years ago.
|Hemlock Ravine Park is a wonderful place for a walk.|
|We went for a walk along the boardwalk in Halifax,|
|with Wendy and Trey,|
|and saw Theodore tugboat.|
|Pat treated me to a delicious lunch at Murphy's on the Wharf.|
|Before she left, we took one final trip to the "secret beach"not far from my home.|
Pat declared it her favourite place to be.
Now I think of it, Pat did say that she slept really well while visiting.
No wonder -- she must have been exhausted !