The Halifax experience
One of the great thing about a flexible travel schedule is that when the unexpected happens, it really isn’t a problem. We were planning on leaving halifax on Monday morning to continue our road, but on Saturday my dad was admitted to the hospital with an infection. Good news – he is fine! However, we decided to stick around for another couple of days until at least he was settled in back home.
This gave us a chance to do a few things that were still on our halifax list.
One must on any visit to Halifax is the ferry ride. The city transport runs a (passenger only) ferry across the harbour from Dartmouth that runs every 15 minutes. At $2.50/adult for a round-trip ride (with option to stay upto 3 hours in halifax!), I’m not sure you could find a better deal anywhere for a 30 minute boat ride with fantastic views.
We went to the Gahan brewery for lunch. It was the first time I had tried it and was a bit hesitant entering. Right on the waterfront it had a bit of an “upscale” feel given we were coming in with 2 little kids who were very tired and hungry. However, it turned out to be a perfect place. The view was spectacular, patio relaxed enough to be there with the kids, the price was reasonable and food/beer excellant! I would definitely return.
On Thursday, we will be moving on to Portland, ME. It is starting to get cold here in Canada and – beside our toques – we do not have any winter clothes with us. Time to get moving south.