Members' Online Book: Cruising Notes—Canada's East Coast, Chapter 12 of 44

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia—An Evening On The Waterfront


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I don't know about anyone else, but after my last three posts, two on yacht losses and one on the Adventure 40, I'm feeling like it's time for some lighter fare.

Last weekend, after a long day updating the software that runs this website and other general AAC housekeeping chores, I grabbed my all time favourite camera and headed over to Lunenburg for a wander around. As usual there were plenty of interesting boats to look at and the early summer long evening light was lovely.

The black fishing boat above is a scalloper, in to unload. One of the few commercial fishing vessels still working out of Lunenburg.

I was talking to a local guy the other day who was telling me how tough you have to be to work on one of these boats. Not many people can take standing for hours shucking. Try and open just one scallop and then imagine doing that for several days at sea and getting paid piece work for it.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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