One evening last summer, while anchored at Yankee Cove, Nova Scotia, John and I were sitting in the cockpit, discussing what our criteria are for a good anchorage.
Our conversation was sparked by our surroundings: the eerie calling of loons (which reminded us of Cub Basin—another favourite Nova Scotia anchorage), the bald eagle hunting from the trees on the shore next to the boat (reminiscent of Maskells Harbour), the haunting groan of an offshore buoy (as at Shelter Cove)…plus 360˚ shelter and excellent holding (which applies to numerous anchorages on the Nova Scotia coast)…
Yup, we agreed, Yankee Cove is definitely on our roster of really good anchorages.
And then a schooner entered the harbour under sail…Wow!
These are only a few of the numerous “perfect” anchorages that dot Canada’s East Coast. We look forward to sharing them with you in this Coastal Guide.