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Dave’s Live from Zuiderdam Voyage of the Vikings, July 30 – Sept. 3, 2019

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Aug. 31, Halifax (Cont.)

 

We just stayed on the ship for the afternoon, and enjoyed uncrowded spaces.  We have been to Halifax many times before and taken all the shore excursions that appeal to us.  We expect to walk ashore tomorrow morning and get a coffee – either a double-double at Timmy’s, or a latte at another coffee shop.  Then later, a stroll and lunch.  Basically, an easy-going day.

 

Here are tonight’s dinner and dessert menus:

 

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Here is tonight’s Lido dinner menu:

 

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More tomorrow,

Dave

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Sept. 1, Halifax, day 2

 

The internet has been out all morning and was just restored.  This morning, I saw something I’ve never seen before – sunrise in Halifax:

 

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It’s another beautiful day.  Here is today’s When and Where:

 

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More later,

Dave

 

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Sept. 1, Halifax (Cont.)

 

We went out this morning for a coffee.  On the way, we passed the Old Burying Ground and St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica:

 

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Then we went up Spring Garden Road and found a Canadian temple of coffee:

 

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More in the next post,

Dave

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Sept. 1, Halifax (Cont.)

 

We returned to the ship and found that the internet had been restored, so I posted the When and Where and the sunrise photo.  Then we were off again, taking a stroll along the shoreline.  We passed Bishop’s Landing:

 

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And then DW spotted a sign for an express tour to Peggy’s Cove.  Somehowe we don’t think that vessel would get us there very comfortably.

 

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We noticed that part of the Harbourwalk is closed for construction, and the city has put up a temporary floating sea bridge:

 

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We saw a sign that shows what they are building – new housing:

 

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And then it was to one of our favorite lunch spots in Halifax, Salty’s,  for lunch – a burger for DW, and for me, a steamed mussels starter with a side of fries, and a beer.  I started the blog with photos of me and seafood lunch, so I thought I would do the same at the last port of the cruise:

 

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More in the next post,

Dave

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Sept. 1, Halifax (Cont.)

 

After lunch, we took a slow stroll back along the water.  It is a holiday weekend, and the City is putting on a festival on the harbor.  There were lots of people about eating, listening to live music, jogging, cycling, etc.  Here are some photos I took as we went:

 

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And then I saw a photo that captured the afternoon; I called it “reflections on a beautiful day”:

 

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It truly was a glorious warm and sunny day in Halifax.

 

More later,

Dave

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Sept. 1, Halifax (Cont.)

 

We had our usual relaxing late afternoon, and went to early fixed dinner.  Here are the MDR dinner and dessert menus:

 

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Here is the Lido dinner menu:

 

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We had emailed our sons that we had missed St. John’s due to the remnants of Erin.  One of them emailed back a photo of a Cat 3 Hurricane he found online somewhere that I thought I would share with you:

 

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I know some onboard are concerned about Hurricane Dorian, and making flights home to Florida, and evacuations are underway in some parts of the state … sorry, but that was too good not to share.

 

More tomorrow,

Dave

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cat shepard is right.  We need smiles because in another day or two, they'll be hard to find.  Thank you so very much for the blog.  I enjoyed reading it and seeing your wonderful photos.  

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Sept. 2, at sea

 

We left Halifax last night and are sailing past southern Nova Scotia en route to Boston.  We set our clocks back an hour, and are now back in the EDT zone.  There are lots of activities planned on board today.  Here is the When and Where:

 

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More later,

Dave

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Dave, I am so sorry your trip is coming to an end. I have THOROUGHLY

ENJOYED  "going along" on the trip! Your photos and details( and humor) have been amazing. I'm glad you had a beautiful looking day for your last port. I look forward to reading your next cruising adventure.  Have a safe trip home! Terri

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I have so enjoyed your cruise blog!! Wonderful photos!  We have friends on your cruise so I was happy to see what they were experiencing as they are not posting.  Thank you for all the time and effort you spent to take us all along with you. Have a safe trip home!

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Sept. 2, at sea (Cont.)

 

I realize I still have photos of the ship I have not posted.  Here are ones of the gym, spa and hydro pool:

 

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And, here are photos of the Lido pool area:

 

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More in the next post,

Dave

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Sept. 2, at sea (Cont.)

 

Here are photos of some of the Lido restaurant stations:

 

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And some of the seating:

 

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More later,

Dave

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