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 water at 16:00.
Within a couple of hours, the thunder and the rain arrived.