Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Quick Trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

We have recently returned from a quick trip to the Canadian Maritimes. The Maritimes have extensive history of French and British settlement dating back to the seventeenth century, forming a unique culture that predates Canada.

I presented my Thesis at a conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It's a long way from the West Coast of Canada to the East Coast - 5, 800 km's if you drove it - we went by air. From Vancouver, it takes just as long to fly to Halifax, Nova Scotia as it does to fly to London, England.
We had a fabulous time. It was everything we thought it would be - very friendly people, incredible hospitality and so very scenic. The history of Canada is also plentiful here!
 Pier 21 in Halifax,Nova Scotia the gateway to Canada for 1 million immigrants between 1928 and 1971.  It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military personnel during the Second World War.
 Theodore the tug boat - cruises the Halifax harbour.
 Lunenberg, Nova Scotia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This designation ensures protection for much of of Lunenburg's unique architecture and design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement on North America.
 Mahone Bay with the 3 churches in a row.
 Peggy's Cove and the Lighthouse.
 Peggy's Cove - the community maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance.
 The people still fish for lobster. Colourful Adirondack chairs are throughout the Maritimes.
 The Swissair Memorial of Flight 111 that crashed off the shore on September 2, 1998. The three notches represent the numerals 111.The sight line from the three grooves in the stone points to the crash site.
 The Charlottetown, PEI Yacht Club, has been around since 1937.
 Running on the beach at the Bay of Fundy.
 A nice celebration of Fall at a shop/restaurant.
 Lobster Dinner at the Conference.
 Running on the Boardwalk in Charlottetown, PEI.
 The Farthest East Lighthouse on PEI.
 The sign on the road before the farthest east lighthouse in PEI.
Another interesting sign!
 
It was a quick trip but we are planning to return!
 


3 comments:

  1. good looking lobster.

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  2. It was very good! ;-)

    Cheers,
    Carolyn

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