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Cape Negro Island, Nova Scotia—A Fortuitous Encounter

A few years ago I wrote about the beautiful evening we spent anchored in the bight at Cape Negro Island. I ended the post with our intention to return someday to walk to the lighthouse located at the east end of the South Island (locals refer to the two lobes of Cape Negro Island as South Island and North Island, even though they are connected by a spit that’s just awash at high water springs).

Well, that day finally arrived this past September, during a period of unusually benign weather that allowed us to do some fun exploring on Nova Scotia’s Southwestern Shore.

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Phyllis

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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