Cabot Strait—Alias “The Chuck”

One of our beautiful ocean companions – a great shearwater

Late arriving in Nova Scotia once again, we took John and Phyllis’ advice to get going for Newfoundland as fast as possible and not delay along the way. Far easier to simply get there quickly, maximise our time there and dawdle on the way back when the pressure is off.

So we moved around to Armdale in the Northwest Arm of Halifax Harbour, where there is a good anchorage, a fuel dock at the Armdale Yacht Club, an excellent supermarket just up the hill, and The Binnacle, Nova Scotia’s number one chandlery, within walking distance. It’s an ideal place to get the final details sorted out before heading off into remoter areas.

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Colin Speedie

Colin, European Correspondent here at AAC, is a deeply experienced offshore sailor who holds a Yachtmaster licence, and a gifted photographer and talented writer who has added a whole new dimension to Attainable Adventure Cruising. In addition, since Colin and Louise are from England and had their OVNI 435, Pèlerin built in France, they bring a European perspective to our site. You can read more about Colin and Louise and their business at their website.

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