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Nova Scotia

The back of my neck (it is to be hoped) hidden by various eating and drinking establishments.
Halifax, the second largest port in the world (Sydney, Australia, is the largest) is my destination for a couple of trips. A favourite place of waterfront and ocean front and boat rides and the bustle of harbour traffic.

There is also a huge park facing the sea (sadly much denuded by a hurricane some years ago). At the outermost entrance of the harbour is the oldest operating lighthouse in North America (1758 to present). And during World War One, Halifax was the site of the largest man made explosion in the world (until atomic bombs were dropped) when an ammunition ship collided with another ship.

A clean up of the harbour is nearly completed with three sewage treatment centers open or opening. I've read that a difference in smell and sight was notable within a month. I'll find out.

From fishing boats to oil platform supply ships to container ships to navy warships to cruise ships - all are present. I've seen The Queen Elizabeth2, The Queen Mary2, submarines, an aircraft carrier, a flotilla of Tall Ship sailing ships, million dollar yachts, seals, porpoise, and one dead whale being towed out to sea. And fog.

And, never far from the marvel of the Wide World Web, a number of webcams are pointed at the harbour. With one now perched on a tour boat. http://www.halifaxwebcam.ca/live/