Day 7 - Saturday, Halifax
On Saturday, we were given a day of recreation and free time. The scientists drove us to a city called Halifax. The city is located on an inlet off the Atlantic Ocean. Look for it on the map of Nova Scotia. We visited the famous Halifax Citadel, the Maritime Museum, a fun candy store called "Freak Lunchbox" and then walked around the docks to find a place to eat dinner.
At the museum, I learned about two important events in the Halifax's history. The first was a tragic explosion in December of 1917. Two ships collided, or ran into each other, and exploded. The entire city caught fire. Halifax's citizens rebuilt their city. They are strong and determined people. The other event was the crash of the Titanic. Halifax was the first city to respond. They helped many survivors. The people of Halifax have a rich history as a port city.
My favorite thing about visiting a new city is seeing all the different people. There were people singing and playing instruments on the street. We stopped an listened to them play. There were children climbing a large wave. Tugboat captains were bringing in large ships from the ocean. Other visitors milled around to see the sights. I hope you visit Halifax one day!
Here are some pictures from our day in the city: