05/28/2011, Halifax NS. At the RNSYS
Finally home and it will go down as the most expensive trip yet. Ah well, there is nothing that can be done about it and Nelleke is a happier girl.
I was looking forward to seeing Chebucto Head and the Harbour and approaches but as Mike already whined the fog was too thick.
I have already completed part of the I'm-home checklist while in Shelburne and Lunenburg: change US cash to Canadian, buy a Canadian Living, buy lottery tickets for the weekend, buy Peek Frean cookies, have supper at Charlotte Lane In Shelburne, had a good tramp over Lunenburg. Now for the rest - go to Pete's Frootique, The Loop, the Halifax Farmers' Market. We will take in a movie after showers - haven't been out to a movie since January and then Monday we. An get on with the boring necessities - get the mail, xrays of my knees, dentist, GP, neurologist, safety inspection of car and so forth become I head to Saint John and Mike flies out to drive with Chris from Drumheller to Kingston.
Again I am sooooo happy to be home and I just hope the lovely spring we have been following up the coast will show it's face soon.
Alas no pic for today's post- would have been all grey as we were so ked in the whole way in fog
05/28/2011, Halifax NS
A very quick note 'cause I have loads to do.....
We're back at RNSYS at our dock which seemed a little surprised to see us after having been away for two years.
I'd like to yell you about the wonderful sail that we had but I can't since the little wind that there was came on the nose. I'd like to tell you about the wonderful scenery but I can't because from Blue Rocks all the way to Point Pleasant the fog was so thick that we saw nothing. And I'd like to tell you about the great time we had but I can't since I spent the whole time dodging lobster traps. Why the fishermen use floating line I will never understand and why they need to use twice the depth of the water in line length ia also a mystery that I will never unravel. I think they want to snag props so they can while to the government for a grant to replace it. It is really something to see a lobster buoy and streaming off to windward of it is a 100' of line floating on the surface. Add to that dense fog and well you get the picture.
I can really recommend the Lunenburg Foundry for stuf to be done. First the put someone to work on it right away (hear that Newport?) and secondly when it was done it only cost $128!