Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, we are in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a huge waterfront board walk that leads to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. There we see many of the artifacts from the Titanic, including the only remaining deck chair. Halifax was the closest major port at 700 miles from the site of the sinking, and many of its citizens served on ships that went out to retrieve the bodies of the victims. On this day, the weather was heavily overcast except for a brief sunny period in the late afternoon while we returned to the ship. Low ceilings, or heavy fog also marked the ocean legs in and out of Halifax. This stop is to be revisited on our return leg next week, so it is good to learn the lay of the land now with the prospect for some better weather the next time through.

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