Waterfront lunch

Yesterday when I got to work I was about 50 minutes early, as I usually am. I got off the bus and decided I didn’t really feel like going in just yet so I decided to walk a block down and check out some shops (window shopping only, alas). Once I was done browsing around a cute little store I felt a bit hungry; I normally bring a lunch with me to eat before my shift starts but I didn’t want to go sit in the lunch room to eat it.

It was a beautiful sunny day, the temperature was quite nice, and I was bundled up enough that I thought, “you know, one of the reasons I love living here is being near the water, but what’s the point of being near it if I never go SEE it?” And so I continued walking straight down to the waterfront, plopped myself down on a bench, and ate my lunch while looking out at the harbour.

Halifax Harbour

Now our lunch room is perfectly lovely, as far as lunch rooms go, and I can sort of see a bit of the water in between buildings if I look out the window. However I’m sorry, the lunch room’s got nothing on a bench down at the waterfront.

That was the most relaxed lunch I’ve had in ages and I still had enough time to take my time getting back to where I needed to be. I think I might have to do that again soon.

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4 thoughts on “Waterfront lunch

  1. I sound like a broken record but Halifax is so beautiful and you are so lucky. I love bodies of water, always feel so peaceful.

  2. When we lived in Edmonds, WA I used to drive down to the “overlook” near the beach and ferry and often eat my lunch there – both when weather was good or bad. I agree, there is something so neat about the water – so soothing in nice weather and so tumultuous in storms. Love it either way. It’s probably the one thing I miss most about where we live now — it’s now a 15 – 20 minute drive to the water rather than a 5 minute drive. I’ve always lived within minutes of the water until now and grew up where the water was nearly always within view.