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Canada Cruise 2010: St Johns, Reversing Falls and St Martins Wishing Rocks

Canada Cruise 2010: Bay of Fundy and St John

Canada Cruise 2010: Bay of Fundy and St John

I really had a great time with this spread and enjoyed how it turned out.  The theme of this page is the wishing rocks that are in the St Martin’s Bay.  Our tour guide encouraged us to take some home so that they could end up with a sandy beach :).  And we did end up taking one home.

In one of my scrapbook packs I actually already had these two background pages of wishing rocks so I knew that I had to use them on this spread.  The journaling block I created to look just like a wishing rock.  I cut a piece of grey cardboard and then splatter painted it, and then gently hand painted the white lines on to it.  I then used a black permanent marker to edge it so that it would stand out against the background page.

The two clay items (coin and leaf) we purchased at the Farmer’s market and they are made of clay from the Bay of Fundy.  I like to collect items such as these to add to our memory books – they must be light weight, small, and thin.

You will also notice that I used a corner cutter to round all the edges of the pictures to mimic the roundness of the wishing rocks.

Bay of Fundy Day Trip from Halifax – $61.50

Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a sight to be seen. Enjoy a scenic drive from Halifax through Nova Scotia and take a guided tour of the bay’s picturesque fishing village and Reversing Falls Rapids. During your free time, walk along the rocky beach, spot wildlife, explore wave-carved sea caves, and enjoy views of the breathtaking landscape over a bowl of the region’s famous seafood chowder (own expense). Upgrade to the private tour to enjoy a more intimate experience, with personalized attention from your guide.

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia – Maritime Museum

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia - Maritime Museum

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia – Maritime Museum

The next stop on our bus tour was the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – which includes several exhibits of the Titanic.  Many of the victims of the Titanic disaster were buried in Halifax.  The left hand page showcases our time at this museum, and the ephemera I included are the sticker tickets that we had to wear and a map of the museum.

The right hand page shows pictures taken during the rest of our bus tour around the city.  My son was very tired, and so we didn’t take any more stops, but rather just enjoyed the sights from the bus.  My favorite picture on this page is the bottom left one where you can see the famous Halifax bell tour and my son is sound asleep in teh foreground.  There were some other tourists that were so amused that he was sleeping and snoring on the tour that they got up to take pictures of him as well 🙂

Notice that I used the trimmings from the earlier Halifax page to border these pages.  The borders to the pictures on the right hand page are actually cut from some tartan warpping paper that I purchased while on the trip.

Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax – $44.33

Immerse yourself in the history of the infamous Titanic disaster on this educational and enlightening tour in Halifax. Learn the real story behind the ship’s tragic sinking as your guide takes you to several ‘Titanic’-related sites. See graves of victims at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, visit morgues and churches where services were held, see locales from the Academy Award-winning 1997 movie, and browse a fascinating exhibit of artifacts from the shipwreck at the impressive Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

 

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Citadel

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Citadel

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Citadel

Our first stop on our Double Decker Bus tour was the Citadel in Halifax.  We wanted to go their first so that we could see the changing of the guard, and the firing of the signal cannons.  On this page I added a coin that we bought at the Citadel souvenir shop as well as an aerial view postcard of the Citadel to help give perspective to the size of the fortress.  The coat of arms that is on the right hand page I cut by hand from a photograph that I took of the entrance sign to the Army Museum on site at the Citadel.  I also affixed a map of the Citadel to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it could be opened and viewed.

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Citadel 2

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Citadel 2

This is the second spread dedicated to the Citadel.  My son really enjoyed our time there and wanted me to take all kinds of pictures.  You can see on the right hand page some of the fun ones that we had with the cannons.   You will also notice that I saved our red sticker “tickets” to the Citadel on this page.  If you look at the bottom right hand picture on the left hand page you will see my son with the sticker on his shirt.

The embellishments on this page were cut using my Cricut machine.  I kept this page fairly simple as I wanted the pictures to be the focus of this page.

Historical Halifax Sightseeing Tour – $33.06

Join your kilted guide for a historical sightseeing tour of Halifax, one of Nova Scotia’s most unique cities. You’ll get an excellent overview of Halifax on a 1-hour tour aboard a double-decker bus, and enjoy live narration about the sights you see including the City Hall, Government House and the Victorian Halifax Public Gardens.

 

Canada Cruise 2010: Halifax – Bus Tour

Canada Cruise 201: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada Cruise 201: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our first Port of call was Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I was extremely impressed by the Tourist Board of Halifax, they welcomed us warmly and there were even men in full Scottish military regalia to welcome us.  We purchased tickets to a “Hop on Hop Off” bus tour that took us to all of the important sights in Halifax (To be featured on future scrapbook pages).

I found this amazing tartan print paper on eBay.com which was perfect for this spread.  I placed the “Hop On Hop Off” sticker which was our bus ticket directly on to the page as well as a map of Halifax and the bus route map.  If you look carefully at the journaling on both pages you will notice that I double matted them in the colors from the background tartan print paper.

I mounted the two map directly to the plastic page cover so that they could be opened.  I used Creative memory sticker tape to accomplish this.

Historical Halifax Sightseeing Tour – $33.06Join your kilted guide for a historical sightseeing tour of Halifax, one of Nova Scotia’s most unique cities. You’ll get an excellent overview of Halifax on a 1-hour tour aboard a double-decker bus, and enjoy live narration about the sights you see including the City Hall, Government House and the Victorian Halifax Public Gardens.

 

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