I missed the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian which resulted in a mass exodus of NATO warships from Halifax to various anchorages such as Mahone Bay, St.Margarets Bay and even the Bay of Fundy where the Canadian Asterix stood by until the storm passed.
Today was the first opportunity I have had to watch the harbour, but where there was no commercial activity. However there was one arrival, and that was the Royal Canadian Navy's sail training vessel HMCS Oriole.
The smallest vessel in the Canadian navy was returning from a summer on the Great Lakes.
Meanwhile in Number One anchorage the largest ship in the Royal Navy was spending its last full day in Halifax after a four day port call.
The ship is due to sail tomorrow morning.
I do expect Shipfax to return to normal eventually, but postings may be intermittent for a time.