USS Wasp, amphibious assault ship with choppers, 20 harrier jets, hovercraft, 600 hospital beds, 6 ORs. #royaltour The USS Wasp and HMS Arc Royal, flagships of their fleets, are berthed near the casino. #halifax The Canadian Navy is 100 years old and HM The Queen is here to launch the celebrations . I am fond of HM (she is in two of my novels) and I hope to catch a glimpse of her today. The rain was soooo bad yesterday that I watched on TV. In fact, TV coverage is better than being there live, but . . . However, to try and watch the review of the fleet from any shore I can reach (a fair distance) is not worth it. So I'll watch the bulk on TV then race to the harbour to see what I can (perhaps HM herself when she finally gets on land). My attempts (in the real world) to tour the Ark Royal (flagship of the British fleet) and the huge USS Wasp met with long long long lines, closed ships, and failure. Alas. Plus I got a sunburn. But, today, the fog clears and the array of ships is impressive. And if she glances my way, I hope HM says hello.