Tag Archives: Liveaboard

Night Skies

Some of you might have heard that a moderate solar storm was forecast for this past weekend, which brings the Northern Lights further south than they are normally seen. Being in a place pretty far north, and quite dark, we … Continue reading

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Baddeck

As the “Big City” (Pop. 793) on Bras d’Or Lake, Baddeck is where it all happens.  Just to put things in perspective, we are about 4 hours by car from Halifax.  Baddeck had been on our list of places to … Continue reading

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Bras d’Or Lake

Our sail from Sable Island back to the mainland was a delight. Overnight we saw water with as bright a phosphorescent glow as we have ever seen. Doubly fun when dolphin swim by looking like glowing green comets in the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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