Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

Halifax welcomes 2014 with record setting cold temperatures and an incoming blizzard, so this may be the only shipping photo we will see for a few days.
White on white. The George's Island lighthouse presides over a sea-smoke covered harbour, with a ghostly Oceanex Sanderling tied up at Autoport. The Ultramar (Valero) tanks in the middle are seeing more activity these days, with product coming in from their refinery in Quebec.
Sea smoke, which is really a form of fog, occurs when very cold air temperature meets relatively warm water (In today's case the air is -17C and the water +2C.). The air cannot absorb water evaporation quickly enough so the vapour recondenses immediately.

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