Archive for November, 2012

A few days in Halifax

Posted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Peggys Cove, Vacation with tags , , , on November 14, 2012 by Amanda

I’ve been on vacation in Halifax since Saturday evening. I’ll leave this afternoon. Today has been pretty rainy so I haven’t done much but otherwise the weather has been great for November! It was so nice to leave the blowing snow in Goose Bay on Saturday.

The view from the plane just before leaving Goose Bay.

This was a pretty cheap vacation as I booked the flights with Aeroplan miles and got a 4 star hotel on Priceline for just $61 per night. The room even had a view on the harbour though it was on a lower floor but I wasn’t expecting a harbourview at all so I was pleased.

The view from my hotel room.

It is definitely not tourist season here which has made museums and such quite quiet but also means that there were are less options of things to do. I managed to stay busy enough though (well, until today but that was because I didn’t want to spend too much time walking in the rain) and while the tour options were quite limited to did go on a tour to Peggys Cove with a unique form of transportation: the sidecar of a motorcycle!

The tour transporation.

The lighthouse at Peggys Cove.

I’m not exactly excited about heading back to Labrador tonight but it is only for three weeks. I’m really hoping the selling of my furniture goes smoothly!

Exciting news!

Posted in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador, Moving, North Battleford, Saskatchewan with tags , , , , on November 7, 2012 by Amanda

Usually when I don’t write anything here for a lengthy period of time it is because I have nothing to write about but this time the reason I haven’t written is merely that I have been exceedingly lazy. I actually have some very exciting news: I will be leaving Labrador in less than a month! I will be starting a new job in North Battleford, Saskatchewan (which I visited for an interview back in September) at the beginning of February and I have opted to have a relatively long break between jobs. It will be so nice to live somewhere with decent grocery stores and which is on a paved highway to good-sized cities; living in Labrador has certainly taught me not to take such things for granted. I’m sure that I won’t miss this place!