On Thursday however it was more like eight hours, but the weather changed dramatically from morning to evening.
Veendam 's passengers were treated to a genuine Halifax pea-souper when they arrived for 0900.
By late afternoon however the fog had gone, the skies were beginning to clear and the sun was blazing through at a low angle.
The Halifax side of the harbour was in shade as the bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth returned to her berth.
However the sun was still catching the tanker Hector N as it prepared to get underway after bunkering. The ferry Viola Desmond returning from Woodside was just entering the shadow from the Halifax side.
It was a good time to test a new pocket camera, which explains the low resolution of the photos.