Biking to Point Pleasant

Once again, our bikes are unfolded, and it’s time to hit the road, pedal, and explore the surroundings! Today, we ventured to the extreme cape that separates the Northwest Arm and Halifax Harbour – Point Pleasant. Along the way, we made a stop at Dalhousie University, the largest university in Nova Scotia, known for its Oceanography department, where we had a planned visit with Clark. After biking along a scenic bike path in Point Pleasant Park, we continued towards the cape. This is the same cape we had recently sailed past on our sailboat, where the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean opened up before us.

On the cape itself, we encountered the concrete remnants of coastal fortifications and the Halifax Memorial, which commemorates 3130 Canadian servicemen and servicewomen from the Navy and Army who died or were buried at sea or who have no known grave in Canada. Our route led us past the container terminal, with towering pyramids of containers that resembled wooden bricks left behind by a giant child. These colossal structures accompanied us until we reached the famous Pier 21, known in immigrant circles. This time, the giant cruise ship Emerald Princess was docked there. After passing the cruise terminal, we followed a beautiful promenade that guided us towards the city center.

Unfortunately, dusk was setting in, and we began our journey back, making our way to our yacht in just half an hour. It was a fantastic bike ride, enriching our Halifax experience with new sights, exercise, and adventures.

Unfolding bikes
AYC from the shore path
Passing docked SV ‘Oceanolog’
Entry to Dalhousie University
King’s Colledge
Main buil;ding of Dalhousie University
Steele Ocean Science Building
Point Pleasure Park
Atlantic Ocean ahead!
Halifax Memorial
Navy bas-relief
Ruins of WWII fortification
Bonaventure Anchor – Canadian Peacetime Sailors’ Memorial-
Container Terminal
Bricks of trade
Pier 21, new visitors
Monument of Samuel Cunard, founder of Cunard Line
Monument commemorating volunteers
Monument “Immigrant”
On the Waterfront
Goodbye, Emerald Princess!
Downtown harbour
The Bicycle Thief Restaurant
Ecology movement’s right whale sculpture, made from the lobster trap and other ocean debris
Under the Wave
Maritime Museum
Wired sculpture with a sailboat
Citadel’s tower