Followers of this blog may have noticed a certain silence here. It’s easy to go and blame all kinds of factors, but the truth is, all kinds of things have happened since my last blog here. I can invent all kinds of things that may or may not be the cause of this silence, like “my internet didn’t work” or “the cat ate all my ideas”. None of this would be further from the truth.

Last night in Halifax

Living in Halifax, Nova Scotia is great. I loved it. But with the prices of the rent out there currently, that was not a sustainable option. The pandemic seems to have awakened all kinds of money hungry individuals and corporations.

In a province like Nova Scotia everything is compact. You get all your attractions within a few hours of driving from home. It does help to be living in the centre, for sure. In our quest to see as much as possible as quick as possible, we often forget what is close by.

Halifax-Dartmouth ferry

To solve that part, we left on foot from the apartment and went on a boat trip.

A tiny speck of land in the middle of Halifax Harbour. A place where not so long ago you needed to be invited to go and see. Since the summer of 2020, this is now partially open to the public and managed by Parks Canada. The off-limits parts are still under renovation and partially under reconstruction to make it safe for all.

Georges Island

Some parts are excluded as steep banks into purposely murdering ditches are to remain as they are. This is the island no vessel should pass if not expressly authorised. It is part of the Halifax Defense Complex.

Lately, I have had plenty of things on my proverbial plate. Not so much food-wise, though. Photography takes a lot of space for me and will remain doing so. Not going to ditch photography…  No, these ditches are the ones on the side of the road. There are times when getting out on foot is not the best. Either because it is too hot or because it is too wet.


This week, we went from +37C to +13C overnight, with rain on the end of it. All in all not very conducive to walks outside. I know I will have to get used to this weather, but hey, a little bit of time for that, please!

It’s easy to display any place as a tourist destination. Yet most places also have their business and their working sides. Halifax is no different. Halifax is not only about beaches and nice places for food and drinks. It is also a major port in Canada.

Container crane

So to portray it as only having a nice boardwalk, restaurants and sandy beaches close by, we’re missing that other part.

Henk Von Pickartz
4 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
4 days 21 hours

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
5 days 22 hours

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

5 days 23 hours

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
1 month 4 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
2 months 13 days

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

3 months 16 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
3 months 22 days

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park

John Pelechaty
3 months 25 days

---Great blog once again Henk - enjoyed it very much....

4 months 1 day

Thanks for that piece of info. I had a hard time seeing that burn inside... :-)