After Moncton it was off to Halifax. At times, the drive was a little harrowing. We saw a truck go into the ditch ahead of us. Although no new snow was falling, much was blowing across the highway. There was an accident just past Truro that diverted us off the highway. We made it though.
The Marquee in Halifax was an interesting place. It is owned by Jack, the bassist, father. It is adorned with kitschy statues and artifacts everywhere.
The shows were a lot of fun and filled with friends and family of the band. There were lots of deep cuts and covers. On the Friday night they did a cover of Underwhelmed that was a personal favourite. And on Saturday Colin’s fiancé Serena Ryder joined him for In the Morning.
Adam Baldwin, the singer not the Firefly actor played the last three shows and was really good. He is from Dartmouth so these were home shows for him as well. His songs are of the rock troubadour vein and well worth checking out.
Friday night was bitter cold and we were all glad we did not have to pack the trailer.
Saturday the band did a live special on the local rock station, Live 105, so I tagged along.
It was fun and the station had a neat space for little shows.
I had a some time to walk around a bit. It was warming up to just -2 but with much snow falling it was a very pretty walk.
I walked down near the harbour to see the battle ships decked out in red and green Christmas lights. The hills in the small bit that I saw were pretty unforgiving.
The next morning we got up and started our long drive home.
We headed over The McDonald bridge going 1000 km or so to Quebec City for the night. We stayed a pretty nice Comfort Inn.
As I type this we have just re-entered Ontario. Yaaay!!!