I just got back to Boston a short time ago after spending the past several days in Halifax, Nova Scotia visiting my younger brother.
It was not my first time in Halifax. I’ve been there twice previously but the last time was in June 1998. So it had been quite awhile. As it happened, I was there for Natal Day Weekend which comemorates the birth of Nova Scotia.
For those of you who are not into 90 to 100 degree weather then a trip to Nova Scotia is in order. I can’t think of very many places where you can comfortably wear a sweater outdoors at night or on rainy days in July or August. It’s a Nova Scotia summer.
So when the rainy days come you can always pay a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
This isn’t to say there aren’t warm, sunny days in Nova Scotia. When they happen it is accompanied by a cool breeze. About an hour’s drive from Halifax is Peggy’s Cove where you get a breathtaking view of the Atlantic especially when the tide crashes on the rocks.
If you are interested in learning about early British/Canadian military history then a trip to the Halifax Citadel is a must. Just be sure to cover your ears.
In any case, if you have any vacation time available to you during the rest of the summer but haven’t decided where to spend it then I would recommend a trip to Nova Scotia.