Well today is my last day with Karen here in Halifax! SIGH! I am having an awesome time here, but I am a tad homesick already. I miss my kids and my hubby! YA... I miss the YAYAs too! LOL Oh and I better say I miss my mom before she jumps thru the computer and kicks me arse! LOL
Today we plan on going down to the Halifax Harbor Front to take in the action.. if there is any, and shop around the little shops around there!
Yesturday we had a nice turkey dinner, and Karen's friend Carla came over with her son Jacob. Jacob had to be the funniest 8 y/o I have ever met... they are true Newfies! Everything from the personality to the speech was hard core Newfie.... and OMG SO MUCH FUN FUN FUN! LOL
Sunday Karen and I went shopping locally for odds and ends, and then headed down to Peggy's Cove, and took a nice drive along the coast again (a different coast then the day before..LOL)
Here are some pics of Peggy's Cove.
From the edge of Peggy's Cove villiage
What a gorgeous day to do this.
Karen by one of the massive rocks.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.
Gorgeous texture of the water and seaweed.
Karen taking in the rays.. Isn't she gorgeous?
One of the many breathtaking sights.
There were a bunch of kids all decked in colour jumping across the rocks. It looked so cool against the taupe/brown colours!
The terrain just before the actual coastal rocks.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this pic!
Peggy's Cove villiage.
The last time I was at Peggy's cove was three weeks prior to the Swiss Air Flight 111 crash. I remember hearing about it on the news, and getting chills as the camera panned across areas and rocks I had just stood on. The military (more so our Navy) had really taken a front line to the recovery of bodies and plane pieces. There are still many sailors and soldiers that have trouble digesting all these images that they had to deal with. I just couldn't imagine!
Here is a report from Wikepedia that pretty much has all the details about this crash! The whole story is heart wrenching. SWISS AIR FLIGHT 111
Here are pictures of the Memorial at Peggy's Cove (which was less than a km down the coast from the lighthouse). If you have read the article then you'll know that there are two memorials. The other one is at Bayswater, across the water, and this had all the passengers names. These pictures are from the memorial at Peggy's Cove!
The construction was brilliantly made.
When you come across the memorial (a couple of pics down) you'll see the way this was constructed. The memorials were triangulated to each other and the crash sight. When you look out at the horizon from the line of the memorial, that is where the crash had occured.. directly to the left was the second memorial. I was beyond impressed with the sheer physics os this.
From the memorial site.. that lighthouse is Peggy's Cove less than a km down the road.
This is the tip of the triangle from the first memorial. Follow both rocks at their angles and there you have the crash site and the other memorial.
Karen I thought maybe these three markings were the emblem of Swiss Air? We couldn't be sure.. but people wished upon it regardless.
Beautiful! This was at the entrance of the memorial!
As you can see it's absolutely breathtaking and I think these memorials did the families of the deceased proud. It was haunting being there!
Well that is about all for now... I have to go take my shower and wait for Karen to return (she had to go into work this am), so that we can get going and start our last day together!