Members' Online Book: Cruising Notes—Canada's East Coast, Chapter 11 of 44

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia—In Our Own Backyard


Base Camp for Morgan’s Cloud is a cabin and mooring about 7 minutes’ drive from Lunenburg, a UNESCO heritage site, where we go regularly for groceries, the mail, the gym, etc. But we never take the time to wander around the town—our visits to Lunenburg are all about chores and errands.

After two months tied to the mooring—working on the boat, launching the new Attainable Adventure Cruising website, dealing with Canadian taxes for the first time since taking up residence here (first time John the Bermudian has ever paid income tax!), and then stripping the boat for Hurricane Earl—we finally got out sailing this past weekend. We didn’t go far! A pleasant three hour sail (there are two long peninsulas between basecamp and Lunenburg, which is why it only takes 7 minutes to drive but 3 hours to sail) and a few minutes to drop the hook, and we were there.

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Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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