Personal Narrative: Why Halifax Inspires

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Why Halifax Inspires Me Have you ever been to a place that makes you feel like you have traveled back in time? That’s how I felt when I visited Halifax. It was the first time I had ever seen the ocean. The nature and aura of the city, made me feel so peaceful; the same type of feeling I had as child when me and my family would go camping. The whole atmosphere was very welcoming. Getting out of the taxi, I was hit by a weightless breeze that carried a slight scent of the ocean. The trees were beginning to yellow and the sound of seagulls filled the air. I didn’t see much traffic, but pedestrians filled the narrow streets. The buildings were old; the brick was crumbling and the paint sills were cracked and peeling, due to the many coats…show more content…
I had never seen the ocean before, and my stomach was filled with butterflies. The sun was out, and bouncing off the water in the harbor. The boardwalk stretched past stores, restaurants, and various types of boats. The smell was crisp but salty. I remember looking down into the water and seeing a crab nestled on a rock. There were Buskers playing piano accordions, and the music followed us as we walked down the boardwalk. It was the perfect day to visit the ocean for the first time. The city is surrounded by tall, thick, green trees; slowly changing color to yellow and orange. As a child, every fall, my parents would take me and my siblings camping. Dad worked a lot, so we counted down the days of summer, until we got to be together. Every breath I took was like I was inhaling my childhood. I could hear the waves bouncing off the rocks as we sat on the patio and had lunch. The smell of the water and the warmth that touched my skin, when the sun peeked through the clouds, took me back in time to the campground. I could see it so clearly in my mind, I felt like I was there. I sat still, just enjoying the moment. Visiting Halifax was a whole new experience. One second I felt like I went back in time to the 50’s, and the next second I felt like I was back 10 years, camping with my family. The nature made me feel so relaxed and happy. I can’t wait to go back again. Back to the 50’s, back to my childhood, back to

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