Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. Pull up that armchair and enjoy your virtual around the world tour! Usually by now, I have my summer travel plans made. This year is a little different (sadly). Due to circumstances beyond my control (well sort of, but I am trying to rectify that), no tickets have been booked and no plans have been finalized. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a dream. My summertime travel dream is to go home to Halifax. Fingers crossed, that I am going to be able to make it happen. In the meantime here are a few of my favorite Halifax photos for you all to enjoy!
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Point Pleasant Park and Black Rock Beach…a favorite place for joggers and walkers. You can walk along the ocean front, or take one of paths through the forest. You’ll find some ruins here, and a number of memorials honoring Canadians lost in the world wars. In the summertime the park is host to a theatre production “Shakespeare by the Sea”. Don’t miss the ice cream served up from the kiosk at the beginning of the beach!
Halifax’s Harbour…one of the few harbours in the Northern Hemisphere that is free of ice year round. Tours are availabe from along the waterfront. Take your pick a schonner, a sailboat, or a motorized craft. Of course, you can always opt for the Halifax -Dartmouth Ferry; same views, much cheaper!
You can boogie to the music in Victoria Park, before making your way through the gates of Halifax’s favorite park…the Halifax Public Gardens…
The Bandstand at the Halifax Public Gardens…don’t miss the Sunday afternoon concerts. They’re free!
A visit to the Public Gardens would not be complete without some beautiful flower shots…
…Or a statue…Ceres and Friend…
And of course, there is always the sunset at Sir Flemming Park, or “The Dingle” to the locals. The last time I was here the look-out tower was closed for renovations. If you visit, and it’s open, don’t miss climbing to the top for some spectacular views!
And finally, a quick trip out of Halifax will have you enjoying some beautiful sandy beaches.
This gorgeous slice of sand is Hirtle’s Beach in Lunenburg, on the South Shore. My grandmother was a Hirtle, and I wonder if she played on this as a child.
Did you know that Nova Scotia is known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground”? We have loads of beautiful beaches, and many of them white sand. The best time for swimmers is July and August. If you’re a beachcomber, then any time of the year is just fine. Of course, between January and March, be sure to wear your long johns!
Point Pleasant Park and the Dingle are also open year round. You can enjoy the Public Gardens daily from sunrise to sunset, from mid April to November. All three parks are free to enter. Don’t forget the free Sunday concerts at the Bandstand.
Planning a trip to Nova Scotia? Be sure to check out the Doer’s and Dreamers Guide.
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