Tag: seafaring

Six Great Seacoast Drives in Nova Scotia

By jcyr, on Tue, 27 Mar 2012 | 0 Comments

PetitEtangbeach-nearCheticamp.jpgSometimes there is no greater feeling than getting in the car and just driving. Abandoning all chores and grocery stores and just being free. Opening the windows and letting the breeze blow through you hair. Even better if the breeze is from the ocean and the air is salty and fresh.  Finding unexpected treasures along the way, a roadside fruit and vegetable stand, an antique store or a café with fresh made goodies for the road. Packing a picnic, stopping for a walk along a beach you've never seen before, to clear your mind and stretch your legs.  These are all the things that make a seacoast drive a must-do, just for the pure joy of it.

 

 

Halifax and the RMS Titanic

By cbragg, on Fri, 15 Apr 2011 | 0 Comments

titanic1.jpgThe loss of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic needs no introduction for anyone alive today. On its maiden voyage in 1912 the great vessel suffered irreversible damage, after a glancing blow from an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on 14 April 1912 opened five water-tight compartments to the in-rushing sea. At 2:20 a.m. the following day, 15 April, the technological marvel of the Edwardian Age sank.
 

Hearses lined up on Halifax wharf, near present jetty 4 in HMCS Dockyard to take R.M.S. Titanic victims recovered by C.S. Minia.

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