Saturday, July 21, 2012

St George's Bay

We left Pictou this morning at 7:30 in calm winds, calm seas, and bright clear skies.   It was definitely worth the wait.  We had gentle swells all the way, and caught sight of dolphins, seals, whales, and lots of birds all along the way.  After rounding St George's Peninsula, we entered St George's Bay and started crossing it heading for the Canso Straight which separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island.
Nova Scotia Farm

Light at St George's Point

And, much to my relief, we saw boats - at least a half dozen over the course of the day.  I guess a warm, sunny, calm Saturday does indeed bring out recreational boaters.

After crossing St George's Bay, we ducked into Havre Boucher which is a small, natural cove with great protection and anchoring.  Tomorrow morning, we will head through the Canso Straight including the Canso Lock which blocks tidal flow between the Atlantic and the St Lawrence Gulf.  Then we will be back home in the Atlantic Ocean.

Last, but not least, here's the latest progress map.  So far we've covered 2077 miles in just under 2 months.

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