Trip Day 9 - June 17, 2014
Halifax and Environs
On Tuesday, June 17 I rose early and prepared for the main mission associated with my trip to the East Coast, i.e., to ride to Pennant Point, find the rocky shelf from which I'd tossed - four years earlier - Silver Walnut II (a wooden ship filled with my father's ashes) in the act of burying him at sea, and remember him not only as a good father but as a gallant WW2 seaman in the service of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and member of a little known group called Combined Operations.
I was armed only with a map to Crystal Crescent Beach and a four-year-old memory of a particular slippery shelf and its surrounding area. Would I find the exact spot? I felt I could get pretty darn close.
["One stop in Ketch Harbour on my way to the beach's parking lot"]
Photos from along the way:
["A well-made trail leads past the sandy beach to the rugged coast beyond"]
["The good trail will soon end and one must choose the best route"]
["This 2010 photo reveals the setting I am looking for during my hour-long hike"]
["I rounded a corner and felt I was approaching the right area"]
[This year water was higher and hid important features. But I felt I was home"]
["I will remember this unique feature for my next trip"]
["I was soon back in Halifax having a great 'walk about']
["Outside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic stands a meaningful memorial"]
Photos by GH