Good morning Halifax, Nova Scotia! This was our third port of call on our seven day New England and Canada cruise. I was happy to see all the action as we sailed into the port. Plenty of ships and trains to watch from the railing aboard the Norwegian Dawn.
Our excursion for the day was "Canada: Celebrate Over 150 Years!" It felt more like 150 miles as we spent much of our time on the bus. We should have known we were in trouble when the guide started pointing out Tim Hortons. Our first stop was to the beautiful, but very crowded, Peggy's Cove. Sadly, we only had a few minutes to explore the town.
We rushed back to catch the bus. Peg had to eat her lobster roll for lunch on the run/bus. The next stop after a long drive was Lunenburg. We had a nice walk on the pier and a short walk in town to look at some of the buildings. Again, way too short of a visit.
We went to one more little town. The bus drove past all these cute little shops and parked us way on the other side at, you guessed it, a Tim Hortons! With only 30 minutes here, there was no way to walk to the shops. After a bathroom break, there was really no time to do anything. The only redeeming thing about this stop was my first encounter with a Donair. The sauce is like garlic frosting! How is it that I have gone through 51 years of life without experiencing this? Yum!
So, what did we learn? Trying to see everything an area has to offer will leave you disappointed. Pick one thing you want to do/see and slow down and enjoy it.
We spent an hour or so on our balcony sailing out of the harbor. If you can spring for it, always get a balcony room on cruises where you will be close to land. There is always so much scenery you will get to enjoy.
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