Landing in Halifax, and Voyage Photos

We arrived here in Halifax yesterday afternoon, and have a dock right downtown in the heart of the city. Checking in with Canadian Customs and immegration was a simple phone call. The only isse was that we were ordered to make sure we did not allow our apples ashore.

We are docked alongside a long waterfront promenade that is popular with locals and tourists and is the center of downtown activities. As I write this we are being serenaded by a street musicisan playing jazz standards on a bass clarinet.

We are enjoying cool weather here, although the locals are complaining about the heat. We’ll be here for a day or two, and then head north along the coast.

Now that we have a real internet connection, here are some of the pictures from our 5 day voyage up the coast to Nova Scotia.

Motoring through the Chesepeake and Delaware Canal is pretty… and rather boring.
Crossing the Chesepeak and Delaware Canal is something that at first glance looks like a power line, but in acutallity is a natural gas pipeline!
Osprey return to the same nest year after year and keep adding to it. This is one of the biggest we have seen. Somewhere buried under there is a channel marker!
Although the Chesapeake is famous for its lighthouses, the Delaware has some pretty ones too.
Shark! No… wait… not a shark, but an ocean sunfish. A Mola mola, the largest bony fish in the ocean, and surely one of the strangest.
I am not even going to try to identify these birds beyond calling them shearwaters. Our book on the seabirds of the worlds lists dozens of different species, most of them so similar you would hve trouble with a confirmed id even if you had the bird in hand!
A harbor seal checks out Harmonie as she motors by on a glass-calm sea.
Our only significant gear failure on this trip, a jib block that spontaniously self-disassembled due to crevice corrosion. We’ll have more to say about that in a future posting! Fortunetly, we have spares on board for this part.
Common dolphin come racing past Harmonie.
Downtown Halifax.
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2 Responses to Landing in Halifax, and Voyage Photos

  1. Stella Amel says:

    Scary failure picture. I will definitely be looking at Stella’s gear next month.

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  2. Judy says:

    Really nice pictures. Love the light house.

    Liked by 1 person

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