A Day on McNabs

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Posted: May 23, 2014
Category: Editorial
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Last Friday I had an opportunity to go over to McNabs Island with representatives of Friends of McNab's, NS Dept of Tourism, NS Dept of Natural Resources, Waterfront  Development and Gordon Stevens of I Love Local HFX. We were over there to look at the island and think of ways to make the island more accessible and usable. It was a glorious day so it added to the beauty of the island that once was home to a few families, and amusement park, a pop factory and off course a military presence. There is so much potential over there for people to enjoy nature so close to the city, and there is great opportunity to have events over there. One of my main concerns is making sure that garbage get taken off the island, as its charm is its nature.

 

Approaching Timmins Cove Where we landed

Approaching Timmins Cove Where we landed



On the Dock at Timmins Cove on the East side of the island, notice that the refinery is  on the right and downtown Halifax on the Left

On the Dock at Timmins Cove on the East side of the island, notice that the refinery is on the right and downtown Halifax on the left



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a zoom in on downtown Halifax



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Just up the hill from Timmins Cove is Fort Ives, sadly this is the first thing you see I understand but still



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Fort Ives



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I love this old Iron Fence at Fort Ives, even if there are pickets missing



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interesting to see how nature is reclaiming its space in front of the cannon port



 

Quite possibly the best bench in HRM

Quite possibly the best bench in HRM



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Early chain link



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I bet that isn't carpet from the time it was built



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Oil Tank Art



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At the old AJDavis Pop Factory



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At the old AJDavis Pop Factory



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At the old AJDavis Pop Factory



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At the old AJDavis Pop Factory



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At the old AJDavis Pop Factory



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At the old AJDavis Pop Factory guess it was good place to drink in the 80s



Maugers Beach

Maugers Beach, So beautiful and so close to downtown



Maugers Beach

Maugers Beach



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Ford McNab in much better shape than Fort Ives



Ford McNab in much better shape than Fort Ives

Ford McNab in much better shape than Fort Ives



 

Pretty nice scene from atop Fort McNab

Pretty nice scene from atop Fort McNab



 

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The shed behind the Tea House



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Near Garrison Pier



 

 

 

 

an Imperial Oil Picnic on the Island

an Imperial Oil Picnic on the Island



 

 

Where Bill Lynch grew up, kind of disappointed there were no carnival games

Where Bill Lynch grew up, kind of disappointed there were no carnival games



 

If you would like to go over to the island and help cleanup The annual Beach Cleanup is June 1, there is a collection of Tim Horton's Cups and Tampax applicators that litter parts of the shore.

 

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