Windsor, Nova Scotia

This is Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend, on Sunday we drove to Windsor to watch the Great Pumpkin Race across the water that has been held for 15 years. The pumpkins were hollowed out and painted, some weighing up to 1500 pounds, then hauled down to the water on a forklift and gently lowered into the water before the race began. It took over an hour to get all 50+ pumpkins ready for the start of the race. Continue reading

Halifax, Nova Scotia

We spent the next day exploring downtown Halifax. We went on the best beer tour ever at the Alexander Keith’s Brewery built in 1863 where we went back in time with our guide. Finishing with tastings of the fine Pale ale and Red beer. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was fascinating to learn about the harbour’s history and the 1917 great explosion of a munitions ship, the Mont Blanc, and the Imo, in the inner Harbour. It was the biggest man made explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb. We walked the boardwalk and had dinner at Salty’s on the bay. Continue reading