This is a daily event in Halifax Harbour. This one is heading out to sea from Bedford Basin .
I could spend hours watching these ships come and go contemplating their next stop.
Halifax Harbour is very deep and sheltered. It never freezes. During WW2 it was full of ships.
Most were destined for Europe with troops and supplies. My father was on one of them.
This harbour is also narrow in places. In 1917 two ships collided.....full of explosives.
This whole area was flattened. Thousands died. It was winter which didn't help.
I grew up in the area to the right. It is the north end of Halifax. We always heard the stories.
And I saw some survivors of this devastating event. My Dad survived. He was a year old.