Halifax is the largest city in Maritime Canada and has the second deepest port in the world. Halifax has a connection to The Titanic. After the ship sank ships from Halifax were sent, not for rescue as they were too late, but for recovery. 190 victims were brought back to Halifax and buried there, including John Dawson, a coal stoker, whose grave stone gave James Cameron the inspiration for the name of his main character, Jack Dawson, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
|After the film came out this grave site was bestrewn with flowers, love notes, money, |
pictures and offers of marriage for this fictional character.
|These are not military cadets. They are student actors playing a role.|
|Ready, aim, fire.....NO! WAIT! Out of the way, woman!|
|The guard stands for one hour at a time.|
|The buckle of the 78th Regiment|
|Changing of the guard|
|The Clock Tower|
|Downtown Halifax has a nice walk along the river and port.|
|The sign said "No Climbing"|
|Poutine is a delicious combination of French fries with mozzarella and brown gravy. Nothing bad for you there, right?|
|Hey, sailor, what do you have there?|
Our Maratime trip is coming to an end but we still have 4 more days in Cape Breton, which is really an island of Nova Scotia. See you there.