We arrived in Halifax around noon on Saturday, after taking the red-eye from San Francisco Friday night. We were tired, and we went to the Halliburton House, where we stayed on our honeymoon 11 years ago. The rest of the afternoon was spent visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. For dinner, we went to a refurbished Ryan Duffy's Steakhouse (also a place where we ate on our honeymoon). and went for a romantic walk in the Halifax Public Gardens.
On Sunday we packed our bags for Middleton. On the way, we stopped at the Grand Pre, a site where the early Acadians settled. In 1755, the Acadians were forcibly deported by the British, who feared they would side with the French.
This church was built in memorial to the Acadians, and contains a wondeful museum describing their plight. The grounds are beatiful.
The Acadians were known for making dykes. Here Cindy is looking at one in the distance.
Our next stop was a trip to Scott's bay on Bay of Fundy. Here a panorama of the Annapolis valley as seen from a roadside vista of the hill between the valley and the bay. Click on the above picture for a better view!
The following sequence of pictures, taken at Scott's Bay Beach, were only one minute apart. This emphasize the how quickly the tide rises in the bay. Some places as much as 45 feet. Note the rock by Jeff's left foot.
Scott's Bay Beach 3:13 PM
Scott's Bay Beach 3:14 PM
Scott's Bay Beach 3:15 PM