Saturday, July 27, 2019

Thursday - We cast off from Bishop's Landing and headed into the Bedford Basin. Following a short visit to the Dartmouth Yacht Club for fuel, we headed out the Harbour past Halifax. Big Boat, little Boat. Learning to sail. A great place to visit. Off Chebucto Head at 16:30. Dropped anchor in Rogue's Roost at 19:20. Friday - After a very calm and quite night on the hook, we departed Rogue's Roost at 08:30. We tried to sail in the PM, but not…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tuesday - Woke up to rain, drizzle and fog. We departed the anchorage near Mushaboom at 08:15 and dodged rocks and shoals for the next hour. Sailed for about an hour in the morning, with winds dying off to less than 5 kts in the afternoon. A heavy shower was followed by clearing skies. Arrived at Bishop's Landing on the Halifax waterfront at 17:15. Following a nice seafood dinner at a local restaurant, we enjoyed a visit from some family. Wednesday - Despite…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

After getting up in the dark, we weighed anchor (including the salad) at 05:45.    Despite "Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning", we enjoyed the sunrise.   As we proceeded out of the sheltered anchorage, we noticed a significant swell left over from yesterday. The winds started out of the Northwest, which was favorable, but by noon the winds were again out of the Southwest, which was not. At one point during the day, we crossed paths with a rather large…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

We woke up to a calm and warm morning. With the temperature rising, we decided to transit the canal early. After departing the marina at 09:00, we transited the canal at 09:45 and set a course for Cape Canso. As we neared Cape Canso at 15:00, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued by Environment Canada. We decided to seek shelter and entered into a remote and somewhat hazardous area of the coast to find an anchorage. We dropped anchor in 40 feet of…

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

We returned home from Montreal on Monday and on Wednesday, we caught a flight back to Sydney. The early and direct flight afforded us the time in the afternoon to provision with groceries and beer.On Thursday, we carefully checked the tides and tidal currents in the Big Bras d'Or Channel and departed the Dobson Yacht Club at 0800.The wind was out of the North at 15 to 20 kts and after heavy rain overnight, the skies were beginning to clear. At the Seal…

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