Halifax, Nova Scotia
We sail into Halifax around noon and the Canadian authorities are soon on board and clearing the ship for disembarkation. The Furlongs Family jumps on a privately charted coach and we drive the short distance for some free time. We’ve enjoyed lunch on board FRAM, so most people have a stroll around the Historic Properties district and some visit the renowned Maritime Museum. Mid-afternoon we re-join our coach and our expert local guide, Jay, escorts our bonus Halifax city tour, featuring the downtown and suburbs, including a walk through the city’s public gardens and the cemetery where victims of the Titanic disaster are buried.
Around 5.30pm we return to the waterfront for a surprise dinner …. at a pub! The menu choices include fish and chips in a bag, Brewmaster’s Burger and Shepherd’s Pie. Brownies and ice cream to finish, and a choice of micro-brewed, award-winning beers too – or wine if you’d prefer.
Ros, Ruth, Chris and Moira are staying in Nova Scotia for a few extra days, and they wave us off as we head from the downtown to Halifax Airport for our flight home.
Our direct, non-stop Air Canada flight takes just 5 hours to reach London.