The Cruise Ship Maasdam, docked 20 minutes late on July 13, as it was encased in heavy fog. The Halifax sky was heavy over-cast coupled with fog.
The Freeman’s trickled off the ship to meet Bob and Mike ( the driver ) of Blue Diamond Tours. Their tour started at about 9:00 am , with a brief introduction to historic Halifax, Holly Cross Cemetery, Victoria Park and the Public Gardens, a drive around the Citadel, “ the tour of Bob” and then it was off to Peggy’s Cove.
The sun was shining, at Peggy’s - the swimming hole - the Lighthouse – and for grandson Mike running like mad over the rocks of Peggy’s Cove. Coffee was found - the deGarth rock monument - the cove - and we were on the road again.
The sun was with us for the rest of the tour. Using old route 3, we arrived at Mahone Bay ( the story of Oak Island and it’s unfound treasure was told in detail) - and the Freeman Quest - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
We gave a brief driving tour of the town - Lunenburg Academy, Saint John’s Church , the fine homes of the old sea captains, the Lunenburg Bump, and some places where the CBS Movie of the Week - Jesse Stone is filmed.
The Freeman’s made a plan and then scattered and explored this “new” Lunenburg for the next 90 minutes – some had lunch - some did banking - some shopped – all had fun - in ‘new’ Lunenburg.
It was a sunny day as we drove Route 103 back to historic Halifax, some of the Family slept, as Bernard said - the young ones were up pretty late last night!!
The Maasdam’s return time was 4:30 PM - we were at the dock by 3:55 PM. Another successful Shore Excursion J actually a variation of J , we wanted to give more time in Lunenburg.
As you are aware all our excursions are modifiable – we can add or drop elements/sites to any excursion – customize it for you. And, all our excursions are private once you have booked a date - only you and yours will be on that excursion!!Arround the city:
- On Thursday the Tall Ships arrive,
- the Jazz Festival continues,
- there is always something new along the Harbour Walk