First Stop... Halifax!
"to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
I have always been drawn to Nova Scotia. I never knew why but that is how these things go with me. I feel drawn to certain places on the planet but it is not until I am there that I discover why it was calling me. Sometimes it is only in hindsight that I fully integrate the entire experience. Nova Scotia has long been on my list and now we are here. My son and I arrived at 1:00am June 30th. It sounds like a horrible arrival time until you remember that it is only 9:00pm Seattle time. Of course, the problem with that was that even though we were tired, we were not sleepy, so we went to bed at midnight Seattle time which, yes, is 4:00am Halifax time. Self-inflicted jet lag by not forcing ourselves to go to bed.
We didn't accomplish much our first day but it was still very enjoyable and relaxing. We went for a walk through the Halifax pedestrian tunnels (a bit of info here, if you're interested). The tunnels and skybridges connect many offices and businesses in downtown Halifax. You can walk several blocks both below and above ground without ever going outside. Nice idea for getting around town during the harsh winters.
The first big highlight of our trip was the honor of meeting a photographer I respect and admire very much...Anne Lancelott. If you want to be blown away by some amazing work, just go here and check our her galleries. I have followed her work and her travels as a Facebook friend for quite some time and it was such a pleasure to spend time with her in person. I got to sit and talk with her for a few hours over a glass of wine and the next day my son and I went with her to her exhibit that was on display at Teichert Gallery in downtown Halifax. What a great way to being our stay here. Our thanks to Anne for her gracious welcome.