• 2024 Season

    Crammond Islands

    Leaving in the calm of early morning. This anchorage is typical of the Bras D'or islands. It is more sheltered than it looks, tucked in behind sand spits.

  • 2024 Season

    Sunmer Concert on the marina lawn

    We arrived at St Peter's in time for a folk music concert the next day. It was a lovely sunny evening and there were lots of people in the audience You just can't see us because we were further up ...

  • 2024 Season

    S'mores!

    The little beach just outside Shelter Cove had been set up as a campfire site. An excellent opportunity for s'mores: Hershey's chocolate and toasted marshmallows sandwiched between Graham crackers. ...

  • 2024 Season

    Yachtie Carpark

    Meeting up with others heading north gave an opportunity for socializing The gathering included Kyle and Maryanne who had a lifeboat dinghy like ours - a Portland Pudgy.

  • 2024 Season

    Ribfest!

    One of the few things not cancelled due to fog and rain was this BBQ competition. This is big business. Trailers had come from as far afield as Texas, and proudly showed off their accolades on the ...

  • 2024 Season

    St Paul's, Halifax

    When Andrez's 3x great grandfather was stationed in Halifax, he might well have come to the garrison church. This is one of two buildings still standing in the city from the 1830s. 

  • 2024 Season

    Harry's Minted!

    When I phoned Halifax Waterfront Marina for a berth, I was told there were no spaces left for Canada Day. I didn't realise JK Rowling had got in there first!

  • 2024 Season

    The Clocktower, Halifax

    This was erected in 1803. Apart from this and St Paul's, the original centre of Halifax has been obliterated and is a graveyard of soulless concrete. On top of the hill is the Citadel - a massive ...

  • 2024 Season

    Rocky Shores

    The shoreline of mainland and islands is very steep to and doesn't lend itself to anchoring in many places. Good for coming close in though and getting a good look at things.