We visited the Bedford Basin Lion’s park in perfect time because the tide was low. The kids caught small Crabs, Starfish and Mussels and threw them back into the ocean. Iris opened one of the mussels to find an orange slimy creature inside. We felt the difference between the baby starfish and the larger one. The baby starfish was soft and the older one felt more like the ones you can buy at a store. Iris and Gus spent hours climbing over the various rocks to find the ocean treasures.
We learned what barnacles were. They are shells that grow on rocks. I can honestly say I did not like the looks of them. It was just weird how they grow on rocks and hard surfaces.
The park hosts a playground and an outdoor swimming pool. We were there in October, so the pool was closed. The balmy weather allowed us to wear light jackets.The scenery was beautiful with the sailboats on the water.
We spent a couple of hours on a balmy day in October at the Halifax Harbour. The wind off of the water was chilly, but you could still find a warm spot to take your jacket off. Adults and children actually climb this man made wave. I wonder how many injuries there are. It didn’t look too safe to me.
There were two cruise ships docked at the port which made the harbour more busy for a fall day. The summer events were shutdown, but the restaurants, food court and vendors were in full operation.
We enjoyed fresh Boston Seafood Chowder from the Chowder House. The tasty fresh lobster, scallops, shrimp and clams were so delicious in the creamy chowder. If you are not a seafood lover there are other options for your palette.
We really enjoyed our relaxing afternoon at the Harbour.