|My Sister and Niece, at the helm of Thursdays Child, passing Georges Island, Halifax |
(Think she looks at home?)
As many of you may know, July 19 - 23rd was the Tall Ships 2012 here in Halifax. I was able to be on the water for both Sunday and Monday for the sail past.
The sail past was quite nice, although I was disappointed in the small number of ships here this year again.
It has been quite a few years since the big gathering and I suppose it's what we expect.
Mind you I'm not complaining, thank you to all the ships that came by, it is neither easy nor cheap to get these here, so we very much appreciate it.
As for the weather, well just simply amazing. We have had such a streak of fine weather that no one can complain that it's raining today, except of course for the group who have set sail for the RNSYS club cruise. My wife and I had planned to meet up with them this weekend coming and we'll keep an eye on the weather for the next week before we decide. I like fair weather sailing.
As you can see, if you have been following lately, that the sailing weather here in Nova Scotia has been amazing.
|USS Eagle at dock|
It wasn't until Monday's sail past that we had a chance to really see our visitors.
Monday brought my sister and my two nieces as crew for the sail past. You'll see my one niece has taken to sailing and likes the idea of being skipper. Hope for one more family member to join us yet.
As I said, today has brought rain, good thing too, I need to get focused on work.
I've posted a few photos from those two days. I know some of the ships names but not all. Comment and let me know what they are if you can.
|Amastad in front of Georges Island, Halifax|
|Name this one|
|Life of Reilly II|
Peter with his staff out to check the ships out
|Navy Fire Boat|
|Some ships went east and some right to other ports|
|Halifax waterfront was packed|