My dad came to Canada from Holland when he was five years old, entering through Pier 21 in Halifax. Pier 21 is now a museum, documenting the stories it saw during it's years of service. My dad (and mom) have been there a couple of times, but I never had, and in an effort to appreciate my heritage, we made plans for an east coast vacation that included Pier 21. I felt fairly strongly that if I was going to see Pier 21, it really should be with my dad.
|J. Dawson grave marker|
|lighthouse at Peggy's Cove|
From there, we headed to PEI, travelling to the island by ferry. It was a great day to be on the water. Charlottetown was first on the agenda - Province House, the place of Canada's Confederation and where PEI's legislature sits to be specific. We also wandered a little in Charlottetown before we headed to Summerside. They have an adorable boardwalk there. Our hotel was across from the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts, so despite my dad's aversion to the pipes, we went there in the morning. It was quick, lucky for my dad.
|Confederation Bridge from a distance|
|boardwalk in New Brunswick|