The Adventures of Dave and Alexandra

Who: David & Alexandra
Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
We're always Somewhere South of Somewhere.

The Banyan Love is Growing.

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Our friends Paul and Sheryl Shard, of Distant Shores, are incredible producers of their very own TV Show.

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Their DVD's are informative and fun to watch as they travel to all four corners of the world.

You might even find Banyan in some of them!!
12 July 2016 | Dartmouth, NS, Canada
05 June 2016 | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
02 June 2016 | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
30 May 2016 | Devil's Tower, Wyoming
26 May 2016 | Badlands and Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
21 May 2016 | Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
16 May 2016 | Winkler, Manitoba, Canada
13 May 2016 | Jacksonville, Florida, USA
06 May 2016 | The Landing at Ortega River, Jacksonville, Florida
16 April 2016 | Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
31 March 2016 | Bahamas
03 March 2016 | Long Island, Bahamas
29 February 2016 | Abraham's Bay, Mayaguana, Bahamas
25 February 2016 | Sapodilla Bay, Providenciales, TCI
23 February 2016 | Sapodilla Bay, Providenciales, TCI
22 February 2016 | Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos, TCi

Walking vs Sailing

29 October 2011 | Dartmouth, NS
Beautiful fall day
So i suppose if you can't sail, the next best thing is to go walking?

The fall colours are well, absolutely gorgeous but also, almost gone... i think there's more leaves on the ground than left on the trees, the air crisp, the heat of the sun almost non-existent, but oh the smells of the forest (and the chilly air) sure do invigorate you !!! Mother Nature in all her mutli-colour splendour, a true feast for the eyes !

After we got our new iPhone hooked up and running, much to Dave's delight, we spent the remainder of the lovely Friday afternoon walking the trails in Shubie Park (and playing with the iPhone, hence the wonderful picture of me taken with his/our new toy). Technology sure has come a long way, and despite Dave's frustrations with Siri (while trying to get the wording right so she would understand his commands, he said at one point "I wasn't talking to you" and Siri responded with "who knew?"). Bugger !!!

I've been walking there since my arrival in Nova Scotia 20 some odd years ago, and have watching this park expand and grow into a system of trails (that are also part of the Trans-Canada Trail and are a hop-skip and jump from where we live) that border on Lake Charles (that include a beach and campground area) and Lake MicMac and an interpretive centre that explains the origins and workings of Shubie Canal System.

I guess that this land was part of King George III's personal wood lot (established in the mid-1700's, part of an estate called "Country-View"), that provided masts for the Royal Navy. It's now a 49 acre system of well laid out interconnecting trails.

I like that (parts of it) are dog friendly ! So many people stop to feed the chipmunks, squirrels, ducks, finches, bluejays... in fact they are so tame that if you stand there with food in your hand, they will easily fly down and clamber up for a moment or two to feast. As we were watching a lady who was doing just that said "it's great therapy" ... indeed !!

Right in our own backyard - who knew ??
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Vessel Name: Banyan
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 40 Sun Odyssey
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: David & Alexandra
About:
Welcome Aboard. I'm Alexandra, and if I'm not out Adventuring with Camera in Hand, or cheffing up a storm in my galley, I'm looking to pirate some WiFi to upload our latest tales (with way too many photos) about our most recent adventures. [...]
Extra: CHART YOUR COURSE: Our destiny is shaped by our thoughts and actions. We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
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The Adventures of Dave and Alexandra

Who: David & Alexandra
Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
We're always Somewhere South of Somewhere.

The Banyan Love is Growing.

http://www.hitwebcounter.com/htmltutorial.php
WebPage Visits

We're on Facebook

Sailing Banyan

but we're not Tweeting or Instagramming.

Should We #HashTag?

Our friends Paul and Sheryl Shard, of Distant Shores, are incredible producers of their very own TV Show.

If you haven't already, check them out.

Their DVD's are informative and fun to watch as they travel to all four corners of the world.

You might even find Banyan in some of them!!