Day 8- Research Free Day... off to Halifax
Wow a research-free day! I think we were really excited to be able to sleep in.. a little bit at least. We had a quick breakfast before we left for the 2 hour ride to Halifax. Pretty much anytime we go anywhere in the research van, it take a while to get there, obviously Halifax is no different.
We arrive into the city around noon and set off to investigate the city. I had a little bit of knowledge since I had spent some hours last Sunday exploring before I met up with the team. I was excited to see things I hadn't gotten the chance to see earlier and especially to share the sights with my new friends.
We headed up to the Citadel because they hadn't seen it yet and then walked down to the water front. It was really nice and sunny, in fact so sunny that I had to squish my entire long down jacket into a very small backpack. Of course since there is a Tim Horton's right there we had to go and pick up a coffee... and a donut- yum! We sat right on the pier in the sunshine and reflected on how nice it was to not be in the woods looking for scat ;)
We went looking for the entrance to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which houses a lot of history about the maritime life in Halifax, as well as some Titanic artifacts. On our way over there was a guy playing an accordian near a giant "wave" sculpture so we stayed and listened to him. It was funny to watch all these kids trying to run up the wave as an accordian played.
What was pretty cool was this huge lens from a Lighthouse. It was gigantic!!! I was impressed to think that something this big is hoisted up into a lighthouse but I guess if you are signaling to ships at night, you better be visible!
After the museum we continued our walking tour of the city and ended up near the Nova Scotia School of Design. This was a neat area because there are many galleries displaying artists work. Here is one of my favorite window displays, a bunch of tiny wooden flowers ... pretty fitting because its the first day of spring!