Tag Archives: Halifax

Island of Sand, Fog, and Bones

Sable Island is a 26 mile long, crescent shaped, sand pile over 100 miles from the coast of Nova Scotia. It is so remote that it is visited by only 6 to 8 private boats a year. Most people who … Continue reading

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The Bawleen

The Bawleen is a beautiful bay enclosed by three islands at the entrance to Spry Habrour about 50 miles east of Halifax. I haven’t found any derivation of the name, but it has the ring of a Scots word, as … Continue reading

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Back in the big city…

We are patiently (not!) waiting for out package of pump parts to clear Canadian Customs. With no way of knowing when the wheels of bureaucracy will finish turning, we have decided that they will get here when they get here, … Continue reading

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And the Natives are Friendly.

Yesterday was one of those perfect days that cruising is just all supposed to be about. The weather was perfect.  Cool morning, sunny warm afternoon without a hint of hot and muggy and, for now, the fog has burned off. … Continue reading

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Sambro Bay

We sailed out of Halifax yesterday with good wind, much of the way. Once we reached the mouth of Halifax Harbour, we sailed most of the rest of the way in thick fog. When you are coming into a new-to-you … Continue reading

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And We are Ready to Go…

We have been enjoying life on the town for the past couple of days, and were expecting to leave this morning, but we got elbowed out of the line for refueling by a little boat named Georgia. A 159 foot … Continue reading

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Big Entertainment in Halifax!

Today was Big Entertainment in Halifax. How big? REALLY big. Like 1000 feet long times two! The cruise ship the Queen Elizabeth and the Liner(1) Queen Mary 2 were in port here on the same day. These are the two … Continue reading

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