Farewell to Nova Scotia

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February 8th 2009
Published: February 8th 2009
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In a few days I will leave winter and fly to Peru and summer. I have not been to South America and I'm looking forward to seeing the stars in the southern hemisphere. Today I played tourist in my home area and tried to capture winter in Nova Scotia. Within a week I should be at an Internet cafe uploading photos of Peru. I might even complain of the heat as my body gets over the shock of leaving frigid winter temperatures for double digit summer heat.

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Eagles in flightEagles in flight
Eagles in flight

My neighbour took this picture of the eagles in the valley. Farmers feed them during winter months.
Eagles and foodEagles and food
Eagles and food

Chicken farmers throw out tidbits to the flocks of eagles.
Frozen pondFrozen pond
Frozen pond

When the ice is eight inches thick it is safe for skating, hockey, hikes with dogs. This is 'Frog Pond' near Dingle park.
Pond HockeyPond Hockey
Pond Hockey

This is iconic Canadian culture.
Driving into the CityDriving into the City
Driving into the City

Roads are clear as I head into Halifax
Look OffLook Off
Look Off

Pointing away from the Halifax harbour

I come here in the summer to watch the cruise ships go by.
Icey TreesIcey Trees
Icey Trees

Each branch is covered with ice. When the sun shines the woods shimmer.

Nature created icicles that rival Christmas ornaments.

The icicles hang perfectly at the ends of the branches.
Fishing villageFishing village
Fishing village

Near the Look Off there is a small fishing village.
Point Pleasant ParkPoint Pleasant Park
Point Pleasant Park

Couples, kids and dogs enjoy the single digit frigid temperatures. When there is no wind, -6 feels warm on a sunny day.
Beach at Point Pleasant ParkBeach at Point Pleasant Park
Beach at Point Pleasant Park

Seagulls and ducks are the only swimmers at this time of the year.
Halifax cityHalifax city
Halifax city

On top of Citadel Hill, overlooking the downtown core. Do NOT park here at 12 noon. Twenty feet from this spot, the fortress shoots off a VERY loud cannon every day at this time.
Metro CentreMetro Centre
Metro Centre

Hockey games and rock concerts play here.

View from Citadel Hill, looking towards the bridges.

8th February 2009

Have GPS will travel!
don't forget your GPS...do you need help with maps and loading etc? When are you leaving...Peru...I am so jealous...Macchu Pichu is on my bucket list...take lots of pics

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