Monday, October 17, 2011

Our cat Gary

Meet Gary, the latest addition to our Canadian family. We adopted him last week and he is already settling in well and making himself feel at home. He is still just a kitten at ~6 months old but so far has refrained from destroying our house. I hope our good luck continues.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Nova Scotia

With Aleisha hitting the big 3 0 we decided to celebrate in style by holidaying in the Canadian Maritimes. The trip was made even better by having having Aleisha's folks, Sylvia and Tony join us.
We flew into Halifax and spent a couple days wandering around the historic town. We then dove down the cost to Lunenburg via Peggy's Cove. The coast of Nova Scotia is stunning with numerous quaint old small towns. We then crossed the island to Digby, the scallop capital of the world. Over the next couple of days we filled our stomachs with all the delicacies that the oceans could offer us. While in Digby we went Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy and even managed to see some Puffins in the process.
From Digby we hauled up to PEI and Charlottetown. While there we checked out the local distilleries and picked up a fine 150 proof paint stripper. We also stumbled across a small town by the name of New Zealand, apparently the people of PEI are not too original with the names of their towns.

Riding the cannon at the Citadel fort in Halifax

The picturesque town Lunenburg

The Bay of Fundy, home of the worlds biggest tides


I guess PEI spent too much money on the Confederation Bridge to afford a decent sign.

Hey look we are in NZ!