Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting One's Bearings


The other evening Ron, Sophie and I went to Horseshoe Island Park
which is on the western side of peninsular Halifax.

This Park is on the shores of the Northwest Arm
which is a body of ocean water that creates a bay-like inlet.

The tower on the right is called the 'Dingle Tower' which is accessible
and has great views of the city and surrounding areas.

The wooded area in the centre-left is Point Pleasant Park
which is our favourite 'dog park'. It is at the southern most
point on peninsular Halifax.

So you see, students, lol, part of Halifax, the peninsular part,
is almost completely surrounded by water........
with the Northwest Arm on one side
and Halifax Harbour on the other side.,
and the best dog park situated exactly between these two bodies of water.

Your 'test' will be in two days....study hard!!

Rowers from a nearby rowing club on the 'Arm' at dusk.




28 comments:

  1. beautiful, thanks for the geography lesson!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hmmm, an exam at my age, I'll download a map of the area and study real hard, I will hold it up and read diligently as the wood splitter works!!! Cheers,Jean. p.s. Ann was thrilled by your lovely words, the first time she has been in a video like this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are my favourite student Miss Jean!! Keep up the good work!
      Hi Ann! Stick with Jean...she is a good influence for you!

      Delete
  3. AHHH! Brings back memories in this Mom of a rower!! Beautiful photo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy this brought back those good memories for you, Lorette. Always wanted to row.

      Delete
  4. But what EXACTLY are the questions that will be on the exam. Like, do I need to remember "Dingle"?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! Yes Mitchell Block you have to remember the word DINGLE!! Doesn't mean that will be on, mind you!
      Just don't confuse it with 'Dingo'! ....the Dingo's got my baby'......

      Delete
  5. JUST like a teacher -- giving homework over a long weekend. BOO!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now listen little Miss Smarty Pants Debra! What do you think I am running here? A 'bleeding hearts' convention classroom?!

      Delete
  6. I would love to see Dingle Tower! Did you show Gaye?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gaye didn't get to see the Dingle....this time round.
      You would love this site, Sharon.

      Delete
  7. That is such a beautiful photo ..
    I don't like tests though ...

    Happy weekend to you, Jim (and also to Sophie and Ron)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is no excuse, Margie!! lol
      A happy weekend to you and yours.

      Delete
  8. Ah, I love to see rowers. The Hurricane learned to row crew at Cambridge University.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Such a great activity/sport, Janie!
      In my next life....

      Delete
  9. Gorgeous shot and lighting! love seeing these rowers going by, and now I see why Sophie loves her dog park . such gorgeous country

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jeanne. Thanks.
      We are very fortunate to have this park still intact from it's inception many years ago in 1866.

      Delete
  10. I like this photo of the rowers and all those sailboats in the distance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Kind of pulls the whole picture together I think, Pat.

      Delete
  11. I love the photo, my parents were both rowers and that's how they met back when they were kids. My Dad actually spent a bit of time travelling around Canada rowing, we have some distant relatives there and he always tells me lots of stories, now that I'm older he tells me more stories about the mischievous shenanigans him and the other young rowers got up to on their travels, which is always funny, and quite embarrassing! Enjoy your weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your dad spent time here in Canada? Rowing? What a great way to see this country, Hayley-Eszti. Would LOVE to hear those stories!! lol
      Hope your weekend is a good one for you too!

      Delete
  12. I'm going to ace this one, SD! It was awesome to see Halifax again! Have a good weekend! Take care of those dads!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SD will keep an 'eye' on you LB! And since you have an unfair advantage because you are familiar with this area, then another TEST will be administered!! Little Miss Smarty Pants!!

      Delete
  13. You never stop being a teacher, right? Thanks for the lesson! LOL...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I guess I don't, Martha. I hear this every day.....it's in my blood.

      Delete
  14. As a retired cartographer, it was a pleasure to get the lay of the land! I'm ready for the test.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YEAH! Someone who really appreciates knowing their longitudes and latitudes!!

      Delete

Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.

Related Posts with Thumbnails