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A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

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A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

Sorry this is late.

After 5 days at sea on Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Sea, we came into port in Halifax. We walked along the pier and saw two fishermen catch 5 mackerel - one with 2 hooks and the other with 3 hooks on their respective poles. Walked to the Maritime Museum - quite interesting! Lots of info on the local disasters, sad to say, but also info on different kinds of boats and the sea in general. Hopped on a Gray Line bus to Peggy's Cove - very informative fellow at the wheel. It was a beautiful drive around the city and out to the cove. When we arrived there, he suggested we try the homemade gingerbread cake at the large restaurant. I'm glad we did; it was excellent. There were quite a few people at the Cove but we could still take some great photos and find some solace, too. When we got back to the city, we walked around downtown for a while. There sure are a lot of banks there. I guess since it's the capitol, eh? As we left the docks, the sun was setting and a piper was piping. Many small sailboats in the small coves. We saw a rather large pod of whales as the sun went down and land was disappearing.

A very beautiful city, especially in the later summer months. The weather was delightful, too. I imagine winters can be quite brutal, though.

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1. Re: A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

Thanks alot nedfree1:

It's always so good to hear from people once they have returned form Nova Scotia..

We here at this forum appreciate any feedback and/or comments regarding our area......

Regards.......................

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2. Re: A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

Glad you had a nice time in Nova Scotia... actually, the winters are pretty mild here. We have a couple of blizzards/snow storms each year, but compared to the rest of Canada, we have it easy.

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3. Re: A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

after a fantastic vacation to vancouver and Vabcouver Island were thinking about Toronto and Nova Scotia for next June.

Can anyone advise of flights from Toronto to Sydney -we know AirCanada go there but the fares seem a bit steep (costing nearly as much as the fare from London to Toronto)

We plan to spend a week based in Margaree Harbour and were wondering how isolated will it be. We want some peace and quite but also a few restaurants and a supermarket within 20 or so miles drive.

What is the best time to go.....we've read that up to mid june bugs can be a nusiance.

Any advise greatly appreciated

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4. Re: A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

Hi Guardsman;

It would have been better to post your own question by starting your own topic. The original post is more than 3 years old.

Best Regards

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5. Re: A few lines about our cruise stop on Sept. 9

Yes please do post this question on a new thread for the best, most accurate and up to date information.

Have you considered renting a car from the Halifax airport ( ? ) This may be the best and most economical way to go. If you have checked the prices to fly to Cape Breton Island you will surely understand what I mean.

The later in June the better if that can be arranged.

Is this the only place in the province you wish to see while here ?

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blondie **

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