Queen Mary 2: Halifax Port
July 16, 2015
The Queen Mary 2 cruise only ports at one location on the journey from New York City to Southampton, England -- in sunny Halifax, Nova Scotia! This was quite perfect as I'd always wanted to go visit Halifax, and as a Canadian it's a bit odd I'd never been there before. This was a fun short visit to Halifax and we went "out and about" to go explore and stretch our legs :)
|Another cruiseliner in the bay|
|This random funny boat|
|Thank goodness it's not Pacific Lobster?!|
|It's McLobster season!|
|Check out our Queen Mary 2 in the harbour!|
We went to a nice park and sat on a good bench there, just enjoying the sunshine.
We went for a nice hike allll the way to the other side of downtown, checking out a street with some massive houses on it and a fun little park with a pond on the other end. Was nice to get lots of fresh air and a nice long walk in.
|Now that's "Off-Colour" with a "u", please|
We stopped at a coffee shop on the way back and were reading a local activity newspaper called "The Coast", looking for a special event. It turned out they had a special Halifax Food Truck Party run by the magazine -- it just so turned out that this Food Truck event was happening RIGHT in the afternoon on the only day we were in town. What a lucky break! We walked back to the other side of town to the Museum of Natural History parking lot and waited for the food truck area to open, and then managed to get a whole bunch of great local food. So amazing.
|A little grassy area where we relaxed in the shade while waiting for the Food Truck Party to start|
|Got a pretty solid Fish Taco here|
|This doughnut place was crazy, you get a few small doughnuts with crazy complicated toppings.|
|These doughnuts were very messy.|
|Here's my Halifax Press grilled cheese|
|Our final stop was Garrison Brewing, where we got to try some specials like the Raspberry Wheat and the Trop Yard Radler which was a perfect shandy-style beverage for a warm day.|
|We wandered by a wine shop and grabbed a few local things to take onto the boat to share over the next few days.|
This was a great stop and also a fun way to experience Halifax in a concise and easy way. The food truck party was SUCH a win and prime local experience, I was so pleased we were able to go to that. And sitting in the park on such a nice warm day was awesome, too.
Next stop... many nights later in England! So we bid farewell to the land and the next time we'd see any land at all, it would be the coast of England!