Sightseeing around Halifax

June 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm 2 comments

While I was in Halifax for the Editors’ conference, Between the Lines, there was some time for sightseeing, with fellow editors and some time apart

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Halifax Public Gardens, across the road from The Lord Nelson Hotel (previous post)

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Beautiful rhododendrons in the park …

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and more. Aren’t these beautiful too?

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A little history on the gardens opened to the public in 1875

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I wonder if this fountain is as old as the park

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The S V Mar at the dock by Murphy’s Restaurant

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Little tug on back of bigger boat

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Wonder how they rock the harbour. Maybe with music and singing?

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All aboard the Mar with sails that were gathered like billowed sheets above our heads.

Someone offered to climb the ladder, but I don’t remember who it was. Not me, anyway!

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On the evening cruise with fellow editors…

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on the SV Mar, managed by strong young men like this fellow.

A university student spending his summer working on the boat

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Putting up the giant sails that spread out to catch the wind

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Moving out from the dock and into the harbour

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…and a glimpse of Theodore Too. Just learned that Theodore’s home is Halifax. 🙂

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A tad windy and chilly out here. By the time we came back to the dock, I suspect I was not the only one ready to warm up. Guess we need to dress like sailors do.

We got to singing on the way back. The ship Titanic was discouraged, but I remembered an old folk song we learned in school, The Nova Scotia Song, and others joined along in the chorus

“Farewell to Nova Scotia …”

More pictures for another day…

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  • 1. 11cvmshistoricthoughtsCarolyn Stearns  |  June 15, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Love the pictures!! The Farewell to Nova Scotia didn’t open for me but no need I’ve been singing it constantly for weeks in prep for last weekends performance intertwined with a story of the Mystery ship Mary Celeste, I told it at Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival. (CT) I was on the Sea Story stage.

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  • 2. ardsley19  |  June 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Nice pics. Looks like you had a great time. 🙂
    Diana

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