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a weekend exploring halifax

This past weekend we met up with our creative friends Jeremy, Marc and Gab in Halifax to explore, hike and create some solid content.

We did so much in three days and got to see some beautiful spots in Halifax and surrounding areas.

On Saturday, our plan was to do a coastal hike but the rain came down so hard we had to make a few changes to our plans. We ended up visiting a couple of beaches and then headed back to Jeremy's to meet Gab.

In the afternoon, the rain stopped so we drove out to Lawrencetown Beach where we went for a little hike and watched some surfers.

Lawrencetown Beach is a provincial beach park 19 km (12 mi) east of Dartmouth on Route 207 along the Eastern Shore. This popular sand-and-cobble beach is noted for its surf.

After Lawrencetown we drove out to Fishermans Cove where we walked around the dock and found a candy store. We love treats so we obviously had to get a little baggie of gummy candy.

On Sunday we met the guys in Halifax and made our way to York Redoubt National Historic Site

York Redoubt National Historic Site is a 200-year-old fortification on a high bluff overlooking the entrance to the Halifax Harbour, just 14 km / 8.7 mi from downtown Halifax. Established in 1793, it was a key element in the defence of Halifax Harbour during the second half of the 19th century. This National Historic Site is a unique heritage treasure featuring interpretive panels, tunnels, muzzle-loading guns, and a World War II Command Post.

There is a beautiful forest around York Redoubt so we got off the path and took some unique pictures among the ferns.

Halifax Library

After York Redoubt, we drove back downtown Halifax and met with a group of photographers for a creative meet up. We visited the beautiful Halifax Central library, walked around the city and found a couple stores to check out including a really cool vintage store called Elsie's.

The sun started to set so it was time for dinner. We all went to the Halifax Casino for dinner ($10 all you can eat buffet if you sign up for a rewards card) and Cierra even won $75 playing the Wheel of Fortune.

The last day of our weekend adventure with the guys, started at Peggy's Cove for the sunrise.

'Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses and these majestic beacons can be found throughout the province. Some of our lighthouses are world famous! Peggy's Point Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada. Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove along the South Shore, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse was built in 1915.'

After spending an hour at Peggy's Cove we drove a few minutes down the road and to Polly's Cove, a hidden gem hiking trail that is

covered in red plants and rocks .

Polly's Cove gives you a unique perspective of Peggy's Cove and lighthouse. This was one of our favourite spots of the day and we got some lovely photos.

Our next stop after Polly's Cove was Old Towne Lunenburg. We met up with two other friends and ended up enjoying lunch at The Dockside.

'Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its narrow streets and unique architecture – is also the home port of Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. The graceful ship is a replica of the original fishing boat that found fame as a racing schooner.'

Gaff Point Secret Beach

After we fuelled up our bellies, we drove out to Hirtle's Beach to hike Gaff Point. Gaff Point is a 6.6 km loop trail located near Riverport, Nova Scotia. This trail was pretty awesome and the views of the ocean were so beautiful.

Following our hike at Gaff Point it was time to go home. The weekend was action packed and we couldn't ask for better people to adventure with.

We are so grateful for Gab, Marc and Jeremy and can't wait for the next adventure.

Peace, love and carrots,

Cierra and Mike


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