Monday, September 6, 2010
me and the sea
After 10 days on the road and 3850 miles of mostly high speed highway driving we finally made it to Halifax early yesterday afternoon. It really is a very cool city with a surprisingly nice mixture of very old and modern buildings. A breath of fresh sea air was the first thing on our agenda - well, right after we'd been to check out the building where we've leased an apartment for the next year. It's not quite what we'd been expecting (or told to expect) but we can take our time looking for a more suitable place once tourist season quiets down.
The journey itself was amazingly beautiful but I wouldn't recommend it if you tend to get fidgety after being in a car for 6 hours and still have 200 miles to go before the next town with good hotels and half decent restaurants. We aren't as young as once was the case and do need certain comforts. Then again, I think I've always preferred luxury. Had it been up to me anything west of a comfy bed and a china teacup would never have been discovered.. which may have been just as well for many.
Now we're here and I don't even know what picture to post of the ones I took yesterday and today as we walked around so maybe I'll show you the one taken of the view I saw a lot this past week and more - capable hands fighting powerful wind gusts as we closed in on our destination.
Thank you all for continuing to visit phantsy during this long journey; reading your comments helped to keep us both connected while we were in between. It's going to be a while before things settle but I'll soon be back to my regular blogging duties - at least the visiting part.