When I signed onto Splendor it was on its last Canada/New England cruise. I couldn't get off in Portland, Maine because I don't have my new I95 yet. I was able to get off in Halifax. But we had an all crew general emergency drill first.. By the time that finished I had 2 hours to explore Halifax before back on board.
First stop - Royal Bank to deal with some banking. It was nice not to have to pay cross border or wire fees just to pay my Canadian bills.
I had an iced Capuccino at Timmies, yep an ICED cappuccino despite the fact that it's freezing outside. Well at least for me. I'm used to a Caribbean summer. I'm not used to 14c anymore. I don't have enough clothes with me for this weather. But the shop was warm and I downloaded some TV viewing while I sipped my Ice Capp.
Walked the harbourfront. Stopping to window shop, people watch and watch the boats in the harbour.
Pewter from Amos pewter and
Crystal from Nova Scotian Crystal. All locally made.
Finally a beer before I headed back to the ship.
I would love to come back to Halifax and spend a few days exploring the area. It's my second visit to Nova Scotia, previously I've visited Sydney and Baddeck. The more time I spend here, the more I like it.