|Greeters to Halifax, Nova Scotia.|
(I personally love the sound of
bagpipes. They always sound so . . .
eerie and haunting, full of "story".
|Our bus driver and tour|
guide. Unfortunately, I
didn't get his name.
Our fourth day out, we docked at Halifax, Nova Scotia and were immediately reminded of Nova Scotia's Scottish connection. Bagpipes and kilts everywhere. Even the tour guides met us in kilts, as two busloads set off for Peggy's Cove.
Peggy's Cove seemed a wild and desolate place. I've always been captivated by fog and mist, no doubt to stories I read when I was younger. Mysterious and magical things happened in foggy locations. I love Lighthouses, too, so this one captured my imagination completely:
|A wild an desolate place.|
|Desolate, yes, but beautiful.|
|A magical place where anything|
|And a warning of what could happen!|
And there was an official greeter to the cove as well, complete with kilts and bagpipe:
|Official bagpipe greeter.|
|I did think it was a cold job|
on a foggy day like that.
|But he kindly consented to|
a photograph with me.
And then it was time to board the bus again and travel to Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Why a cemetery? A whole section of it contains graves of 120 to 150 of the unfortunate passengers on the ill-fated Titanic. (The numbers vary from report to report.) I've seen several movies through the years about the Titanic, but nothing quite prepared me for the rows upon rows of markers. Some had only a number, since the body could not be identified. You can read more about the Titanic HERE and HERE), but here are some of the pictures we took at the cemetery: (Though many of the passengers were never recovered; just "buried at sea".
|Entry to the cemetery.|
|Directions to that section|
|And this is what met our eyes:|
there were rows and rows like this!
|Some inscription were so|
moving, like this one.
|And this one, too.|
|But this onemoved me the most.|
|There were so many like this.|
|Just numbers. Heart braking!|
After that, we returned to the ship for eats and socializing and various leisure activities. The following day we went to Bar Harbor, Maine, but that will have to wait for another day, as the next few posts are going to be from Spain and Portugal.
I was never particularly a cruise person before, but this one converted me. Of course, we were iin great company, as well as seeing great sights. And when I get back to posting about Bar Harbor, I'll include a recap with pictures of the great crowd of friends we traveled with.
Meanwhile, I hope you have enjoyed the bits and pieces of this cruise so far. And if you know any special facts about the Titanic, I hope you will share them. That is an event that continues to have such a grip on my conssciousness, and the public's as well.