As I’m down in Halifax for some training, I took advantage of the recently amazing weather and went for a wander through Downtown Halifax.
It turned out to be a day for the ultra-wide angle to have some fun. I hadn’t had much of a chance to shoot some architecture with the Sigma 12-24mm so this was my challenge for the mission about town.
This was my first time wandering Halifax solo as well. Parking at one end of Barrington St. ($20/day by the way.) and then walking the length of the street seemed like the best course to take for someone without a destination. Eventually it changed from a mission of exploration to a search for a cold pint!
A pint which I did thankfully find! Wandered into the Red Stag Tavern and discovered that their Fish & Chips is the best that I’ve probably ever had. It also pairs nicely with the Alex Keith’s Cascade Hop Ale just in case you were wondering.
After a killer lunch it worked out that the Sun was getting right into the perfect angle for the direction I had to walk back to the car. See! It’s all about timing and waiting! It just helps when you can have a nice scoff of food while you wait.
I made the short ferry trip across to Dartmouth just for kicks and to see how they compared to the Sea Bus in Vancouver. Win goes to these ferries for being able to go topside! Maybe TransLink will take notes when they replace theirs.
Overall with the amazing weather, it was a nice walk and short hop across the harbour that took me approximately four hours. The next day I spotted HMCS Windsor (SSK 877) from my desk during training. Not seeing submarines too often, I had to snap a shot of her! Thankfully being up on the hill at MSVU gave me a decent angle to shoot from.
This is a heavy crop as I only had my 70-200mm as my longest glass around. But hey, even as an Aviation Geek I can appreciate how cool submarines are.
Hopefully the fog and drizzle will clear up for the weekend so I can go explore some more. Ideally I’m hoping to check out the Halifax Citadel before I head back to Cape Breton but we’ll see how scheduling goes.