To say last Friday was a windy day just doesn't express it. It was the kind of wind that if you parked your car sideways to the wind, you wouldn't be able to open your driver's door.
So of course I went for a drive.
The car would gently rock when a particularly strong gust came along.
Driving down Cow Bay Road, not far from Caldwell, a movement to my left caught my eye. An aged evergreen with shallow roots was slowly toppelling over on a front lawn. Between the saturated earth, shallow roots and high winds, it just couldn't hang on. Over it went.
I ended up at a little Church that backs right onto the ocean not far from Rainbow Haven.
By the way, "Death Ship of Halifax Harbour" is about a ship that arrived in 1866 bearing a shipload of Irish and German immigrants and a deadly cholera outbreak. They were quarantined on McNabs Island which lies just off the shore of Eastern Passage.