Sunday August 18
|Mileage: ||start 415, end 519, total 104 |
|Time: ||leave 1:00 pm, arrive in Halifax 5:30 |
|Weather: ||Mostly sunny 80's, clouding up in the evening |
|Location: ||Liverpool to Halifax |
Music for the road:
- Peter Gabriel Shaking the Tree
- Toni Braxton (debut album)
- Flesh for Lulu Plastic Fantastic
Stop at the Queen's county museum and then the Hank Snow music center before
leaving Liverpool. Stop at "The Ovens" on the way to Halifax. Get a nice hotel room
and a good meal in Halifax.
We discovered when leaving Liverpool, that the Chapin brothers were having
an annual "Family concert by the sea" all day at the ovens. The thought of crowds
of families and "Taxi" were just too much to bear, so we opted for an earlier arrival
While heading for Highway 103, We saw a sign for Beach Meadows. Dave had
read about this retiree living there who dresses life-size dummies and puts them in places you'd
expect to see real folks. So we decided to swing by. We did see a fairly stiff guy
beside a mailbox. Straight ahead was a parking lot for the beach. Having ditched
our plans for the day so early on, we stopped to take a look.
Picks of the day:
Beach at Beach Meadows, there are hundreds of sandy beaches on the coast -
most of which are not written up in tour guides. Look at a map or ask the
girls selling Kool-Aid and you will be pleasantly surprised. This beach was
empty at 1:00pm and much nicer than Crescent Beach (the one on the back of
the Canadian $50).
Dinner at La Perla, Dartmouth. A fantastic Italian meal, if
we lived in town this would be one of our favorite restaurants. Intimate,
overlooking Halifax, gourmet northern Italian - and open on Sunday.
Rosanne: The lovely long walk on the beach.
Dave: From the valet on our second encounter "Mr Belser,
want me to make that disappear for you ?" - Again the staff is wonderful.
- Most unusual:
We continue to be amazed by friendly cheerful staff everywhere we stop,
compared to the general callous indifference we are used to in New England.
I wonder if they are this nice to each other after a long cold February.