Monday, August 17, 2009

Eastern Passage Get-Away

My parents, Dave and I, decided to beat the heat out Eastern Passage way (its been hitting over 30 deg. C the last several days). Nothing like a stroll down by the Passage to Halifax Harbour with the beautiful wind coming off the water to cool you down nicely. Ah, the sea air!

A lovely little fishing community, a LOT of fishing boats, lobster traps, fresh lobster for sale...

What's beautiful about Nova Scotia is that the roses that grow wild here even grow up to the edge of the ocean! A hearty plant indeed, and so lovely.

From one part of the boardwalk, you can look down the Passage and see downtown Halifax, with the Purdy's Wharf office towers to the left of the picture, and the Angus L. MacDonald bridge in the center.

The BEST fish and chips I've had in a very long time, super fresh haddock, beer battered with crispy chunky batter, just amazing! A great little place to go if you're in the area, called Wharf Wraps (funnily enough, the dish that Dave and I ordered is on the poster I've linked too). So fresh!!! So tasty! Dave's so used to the crappy minced super-processed fillets that you get in the grocery store frozen food section, he was shocked that fish could taste this good!

There are a LOT of people out walking with their dogs, and I thought it was very considerate of Wharf Wraps to put out a dish for passing puppies.

As we were walking back to the car, we saw a large, obviously young seagull attempt to get fed from a passing adult. He was making loud baby-ish cries too. Pretty funny. The adult was having none of it! :)

All in all, we had a fun time, it was a great way to cool down on a hot summer day...

1 comment:

Felicia said...

I love your picture of the baby gull and its parent. I live in Elmira, NY which is the Southern Tier. (Actually this is the town where Mark Twain wrote most of his books. He and his entire family are buried in our cemetery.) We get thousands of sea gulls in town during the summer. They nest on islands in the Chemung River. They come to town parking lots and make a lot of noise. I think they are beautiful and graceful to watch. However, a lot of people complain about the noise, so the city is going to move the nests and eggs whenever they can, hoping to get the gulls to go away.