Friday, July 08, 2016

Halifax, N. S. - July 5, 2016

This morning we moved a rather short distance of 58 miles to Upper Sackville, a small community to the west of Halifax.  We are in the Halifax West KOA.  Believe it or not, this campground  the less expensive campground of any that we have been in.  We will be here at least 3 days, maybe longer. 

After dumping our tanks, getting situated in our campsite and eating lunch we drove into the city of Halifax.  I think all the towns and cities in this country are located in hills.  We drove up the highest hill to the Halifax Citadel, a National Historic Site.  This citadel was active for 200 years.  In 1749 it was a strategic base for the British Navy.  Four citadels were constructed here over the years – the first 3 were constructed of logs and earth and served through the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.  In 1828 a new citadel of stone was begun construction and completed 28 years later.  It was never attacked.

Tours of the citadel are done hourly with guides dressed in period clothes and included in the admission fee.  The entire time we were there drills were being conducted with other period clad (kilts) folks.  It was a very interesting afternoon.

Since we were parked on the Citadel Hill we walked down the hill to the ScotiaCenter to see about purchasing tickets to The Tattoo, a show that is performed about a week each July.  We were able to get matinee tickets for Thursday, the final day.  It was extremely windy today.  As we were walking back to the Citadel my visor blew off and was blowing done the street.  I really thought it was gone but a young man ran after it and rescued it for me.

Tomorrow we hope to see more of Halifax