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VanRamblings Bids a Fond Adieu to Our Maritime Home

Coburg Road & Robie Street, HalifaxA rainy day in Halifax; photo taken at the corner of Coburg Road & Robie Street. iPhone photo

VanRamblings' Maritimes vacation ended as it began: with blustery winds and rain, although not the torrential downpour with which we were greeted a couple of weeks back. In fact, as the day progressed the sun did emerge, along with a most appreciated cooling breeze to temper the heat of the day, allowing us (and many tourists) to once again appreciate Halifax in all its glory, from the Public Gardens to a rejuvenated Harbour Waterfront, where we saw Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas leaving harbour.

VanRamblings' Air Canada flight departs at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday morning. We are almost all packed, and ready to go. Upon arising we will visit Anna's Café, on Hollis Street, which is reputed to prepare the best breakfast in town; as we will not be eating again until 9 p.m. Atlantic time, we want to fortify ourselves for the long trek home to our place of birth.

We feel ourselves fortunate for having secured our preferred window seats for the return journey to our west coast home, seat 18a from Halifax to Toronto (the same seat we had on the way out), and when we switch planes in Canada's hub city, another window seat - this time 12f, which 'Net research suggests is one of the best seats on the Airbus 320.

VanRamblings very much enjoyed our sojourn to the Maritimes, and we will miss the east coast more than words can express. Still, the time has come for us to return to the 'big city', and the many joys of our life in Vancouver.

Posted by Raymond Tomlin at August 17, 2010 5:08 PM in Travel


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