|HMCS Sackville all dressed up|
|conducting the fleet review from the HMCS St. John's|
|saying goodbye to the HMCS St. John's crew|
The weather didn't really cooperate as the day was blustery and overcast, but thankfully the rain held off. The crowds of people didn't seem to mind the weather, and were very excited to see the royal couple. For many it was the first time to see her in person, and for others it afforded the opportunity to share memories of previous visits with their children and grandchildren.
|unveiling the plaque|
The unveiling of the plaque was preceded by a speech which was a little difficult to hear due to the helicopters flying overhead. Following the unveiling the Queen and Prince Philip did a little walk about, meeting with veterans and their families who were seated in some reserved bleachers on the dock. I know this is part of her job, but from my vantage point, both the royal couple and the veterans they met with truly seemed to enjoy this.
|leaving the waterfront|