Hello from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nova Scotia is a maritime eastern province of Canada. It was settled in 1785 by Englishmen seeking a better life and disbanded soldiers fleeing the Revolution in Colonial America.
The weather today is cool, a little windy, clear skies and lots of sunshine. We were greeted by a (handsome according to MA) bagpiper.
We hoped to find a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus but they told us this area was too small for those types of tours. The only other tour available was for a 3-hour bus drive around town for $120.....we passed.
The parishioners we spoke with said that they paid all the bills and the church was well attended but the higher ups wanted them to come to another church on the other side of town. Clearly they were saddened by what had happened to their beloved church. They even took the crucifix away explained one 81-year old gentleman whose job it was to greet the visitors.
We found a large arts and craft show at the back of the Anglican church. Mostly they sold hand-knitted scarves and baby blankets, neither of which are we in the market for. We then walked to the edge of downtown and turned back toward the ship for a hot cup of coffee. And thus was our stay in Sydney. MA logged 2500 steps on her Fitbit! Really proud of her, she's averaging about 7000 steps a day. Goal is 10,000!
|Checking in with local law enforcement!|
|This was not an English sports car.....but a caddy parked on the street all painted up.|
|Inside Sacred Heart Church (Decommissioned)|