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Greetings All … I know I am supposed to be on blogging ‘hiatus’ at the moment but I couldn’t resist checking in with a brief update as to current events and a preview of a few things to come once I start my regular posts once again…

Anyway, part of my travels included a 12 day stay in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a Law Conference and visits with family and friends. The above view is actually taken from a gun emplacement at the Halifax Citadel, which was the main installation for the City fortifications back before modern weaponry made such things a little pointless. If you look closely, you can see another, smaller, fortification on the little island out in the harbor.

The brick building at the right is the hotel where I stayed and. From this vantage point, I could totally have wiped the place off the map… If I’d had, you know…powder and cannonballs etc. Actually, come to think of it, this particular gun emplacement didn’t actually have cannon like some did but, still, you’ll agree that the people at the hotel had a pretty darn narrow escape anyway… 

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The ship pictured here is the HMCS Preserver, a Navy supply vessel. I am including the picture here because I sailed in her back nearly 40 years ago. Some readers may recall that her sister ship, the HMCS Protecteur (in which I also sailed), came to media attention a few months back when she caught fire in the Pacific and had to be towed to Hawaii by the American Navy.

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My trip to Nova Scotia also involved a lot of dining experiences. As I mentioned when I announced my hiatus back in June, although most regular posts are currently suspended, I will still be posting restaurant reviews. I have 10 being edited at the moment and I will begin posting them in the next few days.

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This summer, my wife expanded our summer ‘grow-op’ to two greenhouses. Things are coming all pretty well now that they have been in operation for a month and I will be featuring some of the produce in posts this fall. I have also been using my barbecue every chance I get, as well as the smoker my wife gave me at Christmas and I’ll be sharing my adventures with both those devices in due course…

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Finally, I couldn’t close without mentioning the recent addition to our family. While I was absent, my wife acquired the two demonic little beasties pictured above… Cute they may be, but I am a mess of claw marks from being treated as some sort of mobile kitty playground. More anon …

 

 

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  1. Halifax!!! YEAH!!! I went to that same fort when I was in Canada. It’s a marvelous city — especially the Marine Museum of the Atlantic and all of its Titanic stuff.

    July 21, 2014
    • Sadly, that part of the museum exhibit, which used to be my favorite, has been moved to some other museum 😦

      July 21, 2014
      • Ah, well, there’s always the Halifax Explosion…an equally interesting period of Canadian history.

        My traveling companion and I went to a marvelous Irish pub in Halifax on my last trip. It had the funniest pub signs.

        July 21, 2014
  2. Good to see a post from you and to read of your travels 😃

    July 21, 2014
  3. Welcome back! I am not taking a break but just too busy to blog as much as before. Hope you will continue having fun.

    July 31, 2014
  4. Congratulations on the two new members of your family! They are adorable. I visited Halifax for the first time this summer – had a great visit at the Halifax Citadel. I enjoyed your restaurant adventures. My family did a lot of home cooking in Halifax – found two places that sold fresh seafood.

    August 26, 2014
    • But, we got a place with AirBnB, so we had a kitchen. 🙂

      August 26, 2014
    • Last visit but one, my wife and I went on a fishing boat and brought home fresh mackerel we cooked ourselves!

      August 26, 2014

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