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“Canada”

Aug
8
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 6

8/2: Sometimes things don’t quite work out as planned. After Baddeck, we’d planned to stop at three or four places that Gerry (St Peter’s Marina wharfinger) had told us that we shouldn’t miss. We went to the closest and most recommended spot the first night, Maskell’s Cove, and it was as beautiful as people said […]

Aug
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 4

7/13/11 Beaver Harbour, NS This is the best anchorage yet: bucolic and remote, yet ringed with homes. One man from his house onshore was watching us looking for the perfect place to anchor, and I called to him, to say that the book we have shows that there is general moorage and is it okay […]

Aug
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 3

7/9/11 Owl’s Cove After 11 days in Halifax, awaiting various boat projects to be completed, the new holding tank was installed, and Paul was itching to leave because conditions were good and were forecast to deteriorate (in a bigger way than we expected, but more on that later). We really got to know much of […]

Aug
3
2011

East Coast Sailing: Dispatch 2

6/29/11, Halifax, NS Nova Scotia has one peculiar characteristic: There are no marinas! All cruisers become temporary members of various yacht clubs, and right now we are members of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax. I hope that all of you have proper posture and are formally dressed as you are reading this. […]