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Halifax: Part 2

After our Keith’s tour we spent the day walking around Halifax; specifically around historic sights. I took many photos that may have been questionable to the common tourist as I fell in love with the brick walls,Brick Wall Rust

and signs on the historic properties.

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We had lunch right on the water; at Salty’s. What was really great about this place was the fact that there were not a lot of tourists filling the patio. It was peaceful and yet we had one of the best views of the harbour. Where was everyone?! The food was excellent and the visitors were kind; as in the birds sat quietly and watched us, hopeful in wait.

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The begging birds reminded me of my pug and how much I missed him.

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I digress.

Later that night we had dinner at another place along the pier, the Waterfront Warehouse. They had a great selection of oysters. I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops. We were able to sit out on the patio and ended up hanging around for a few hours. The food, music, and view were amazing!

Again, prepare yourself for another unorthodox view of the restaurant:

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Our first day in Halifax was great and it will be a day we will always cherish.

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Halifax: Part 1

My husband and I took a trip to Nova Scotia last week. What an amazing experience! We spent all of our time along the coast at various cities. Today I will discuss part of our first stop, Halifax.

When we arrived I noticed that the air felt different. It was fresh and light. I don’t know if it was the fact that we had been in the car for 14 hours but I felt so free! The wind lightly tossed around us and I was so refreshed.

We had breakfast on the pier,

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then spent the rest of the morning walking around the city taking in the sights and planning our day. We were also waiting for noon– that’s when Alexander Keith’s Brewery starts their tours!

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The tour of the brewery totally blew my mind! We essentially had four tour guides with our group of about ten. These guides took us back to the 1800s, to help us understand the time and the essence of the beer. They did so in a comical and unique way; singing songs, telling stories, and teaching card games that the people of the town may have played while enjoying their beverages.

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Of course, we got to enjoy a few pints! I found a liking to Keith’s Red. But I have to say, the most magical part of the whole experience was the tour guides. They were amazing actors and musicians. The women’s voices were so beautiful they made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! A truly amazing experience.

If you are ever in Halifax, the Alexander Keith’s Brewery tour is a must!

More about Halifax to come…