Tag Archives: Islands

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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Seals! and Eagles! and Loons! Oh my!

As we have made our way further north and east along the coast of Nova Scotia every place we go is prettier than the last. The geology changes at Halifax. Halifax harbour is actually a fault that separates the solid … 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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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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Failure Analysis–Stainless Steel Stress Cracking

Stainless Steel: It might just be the worst boat metal possible. At first glance a good grade of stainless steel looks like almost the perfect boat metal. Under most conditions it doesn’t rust, even if it does, it is usually … Continue reading

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Landing in Halifax, and Voyage Photos

We arrived here in Halifax yesterday afternoon, and have a dock right downtown in the heart of the city. Checking in with Canadian Customs and immegration was a simple phone call. The only isse was that we were ordered to … Continue reading

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Everywhere You Want to Be!

Who is? OCSC Alumni, that’s who! OCSC Sailing is the sailing school in Berkeley, California where I taught for years. It’s a large, successful sailing school, and one with a unique culture nurtured by founder Anthony Sandberg and his (now … Continue reading

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