Travel: Ode to Halifax – my 2014 trip, Hurricane Arthur.

Tonight I’m reminded of my trip to Halifax in 2014. It was the week that Hurricane Arthur ripped through the east coast. I had been in Halifax for a few days and was supposed to fly home on the day before the storm hit.

My flight was cancelled. Which was probably just as well – I had serious food poisoning from a pizza place around the corner. I was sick for the last 36 hours of my trip. Which really put a damper on things.

I was at Peggy’s Cove when we received the warning of a tropical storm brewing nearby. It made for a disappointing – and very cold experience at the Cove. I managed to snap a few photos before hopping back into the tour bus.

Wendy Jensen – photo of a man trying to take the same photo amidst the wind.

The winds were extremely powerful. Even for a mild tropical storm. The temperature had been hot all week and then to come to Peggy’s Cove and witness this storm – it was beautiful and scary at the same time. Although, from what I’m hearing, Arthur was nothing like Dorian.

I adored everything about Halifax. I stayed in the Haliburton Inn two blocks away from the pier. I chose the Inn because of the location. It was fairly close to restaurants, pubs and everything I wanted to do. I didn’t know the Inn had a long history and was haunted. And yes, I had a bit of a crazy experience the first night there. When I got moved to the basement because of my extended stay… I’m just glad that I was too sick to pay much attention to the basement suites. It was really spooky.

I have a lot of pictures and memories from this trip. But I’ll have to split it into two parts. Lots of photos to share. Memories of all the tours that I took part in. Of course, I couldn’t visit Halifax without learning all I could about the Ttantic, visiting the graveyard and visiting the same docks that my family landed on so many years ago when they arrived in Canada by boat.

Halifax. You have a special place in my heart. I’ve been wanting to come back to visit. Please stay safe.

One Comment Add yours

  1. These hurricanes leave such devastation behind, like our cyclones in Australia.
    Many thanks for stopping by my Travel and Photography blog.

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