On Sunday everyone went down to the Halifax waterfront to take in some of the Tall Ships festival. Most everyone seemed to enjoy looking around on the ships, except Don, who I didn't realize gets queasy even standing on the deck of a ship until after I bought him a boarding bracelet! Ah well, he was a good sport waiting for the rest of us while we poked around the ships. He did make it aboard the Eagle (the largest ship there, belonging to the US Coast Guard) and got to look around on that one and he did great crossing the Harbour from Dartmouth to Halifax and vice versa on the passenger ferry without tossing his cookies. All in all a good day.
Theodore Tugboat was giving $2 rides across the harbour! We steered clear and went over on the larger Metro ferries because we figured Donnie would turn a lovely shade of green and then lose his lunch over the side. Not a good sight for all Theodore loving kiddos.
Theodore Tugboat. Photo credit Becki Wilson
Becki had picked up a few touristy type brochures at the visitor info center at the Nova Scotia border. One of the brochures was for the Nova Scotian Crystal store/gallery. Since we happened to be over there for the Tall Ships we thought we'd poke our heads in and see if they were blowing any of the crystal. We got to see one of the workers loading up the kiln (?) but then he left shortly after, closing the observation doors. So we didn't get to see anything. We did poke around the gallery/store. Don fell in love with some crystal beer glasses but at $99 each they can keep them. I mean...really?? Too rich for us.
Here is Drew (Andrew) posing for his mom on the deck of one of the ships. I am not sure which one this was however I think it was on the Eagle. He's a great kid.
This is Matt & Ben (my boys) taking turns at the gun on board the HMCS Sackville, Canada's last Navy Corvette from WWII.
Just some more pictures. I love the masts and sails.
Last but not least...the giant pumpkin gun! No, I didn't see it fire.