Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Halifax Waterfront at Dawn

Yesterday morning I was lucky to be on the Halifax Waterfront. What a glorious spot it is at dawn.

This oil drilling platform is the last from the Nova Scotia offshore oil fields. It is in port while looking for a new place to work. Rather sad as it represents a lot of lost revenue for the province.

The sunrise over Halifax Harbour.This looks like a great place to go to work in the early morning hours.

The tugs are at work early getting this barge in place for the work day.

The first cruise ship of the day is in port and being resupplied for the next leg of the journey.

If you look carefully I think there is another cruise ship in the distance

Which this tug may be going to assist into port.

Sure enough. Here it comes.

This sail boat appears to be overnighting in port but no one is up to greet the dawn.

I cannot help but wonder about a sightseeing tour to the Titanic. I know it is to the burrial site but that is not what the sign says.

Amos Pewter brings a bit of Mahone Bay to the waterfront.

Historic Properties is still asleep.

But lots of people were headed for work at Purdy's work which was looking majestic in the rising sun.

On my way back to the hotel I ran into this gentleman fishing for mackerel just in front of the cruise ship. He tells me the harbour is "clean as a whistle" and he comes here to fish nearly every morning.


  1. This is a great photo essay! I love the waterfront at dawn. I have tried to get there at sunrise when the Tall Ships are in. The area has such a different feel at that time of day.

  2. Lovely pictures of Halifax waking up. I love the sights and smells of a city early in the morning. I used to work in London and remember the smell of fresh coffee, bacon and bread as I walked past St Paul's Cathedral on my way to Bart's Hospital. Lovely!

  3. Love your shots of the harbor at dawn. Always loved sunrises and dawns anyway.