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... expecting a retired fisherman with a craggy bird squawking on his shoulder and perhaps a smelly pipe or a hook for good measure. Truman the tour guide in reality was very suave, a sort of witty conversationalist bursting with crowd-pleasing factoids. He would have been perfectly at home in the drawing room of an Oscar Wilde type farcical play. Oscar Wilde once stayed at this hotel, fabulous place back then, run by two sisters who were famous in the city, Truman told ...
... the tidal waves of the North Atlantic Ocean lapping the Halifax peninsula. It is restful after the bigger, frenetic cities I have already visited, which were somehow still exhausting for all that they were undoubtedly polite, Canadian cities. Perhaps it was the snow and coldness that drained me so much, the oncoming winter? Last night I also spent a couple of hours in the Maritime Museum. Every Tuesday evening there is free entry after 5 pm, but they ...
... has the feel of a colonial settlement. Peggy's Cove is another unique small fishing village which is well known for it's lighthouse perched atop massive granite that has been worn smooth by the waves. There are mountains of granite to climb on. The monument that depicts the faces,lives, and legends of fishermen is a relief sculpture chiseled from one large piece of granite. We stopped last night at a lobster shanty and bought lobsters, had them cooked, ...
... 190 bodies. She was relieved by the Minia, also a Halifax-based cable ship.
The Minia had been at sea when the Titanic sank, but returned to Halifax in order to collect the necessary supplies before sailing from the Central Wharf on April 22 for the scene of the disaster. After eight days of searching, the Minia was only able to find 17 bodies, two of ...
... when we passed a restaurant - The Bicycle Thief - and decided that because it had such a great name, and even though it looked a bit fancy and we looked liked drowned rats, if they had a seafood chowder we would go in. The restaurant was packed (graduation day at the local university) but it was beautifully warm and the staff were incredibly welcoming and said there was room at the bar if we wanted to eat there. The chowder arrived in no time and was full ...