Colin writes about a cruise that didn't turn out as planned—something all cruisers will face at some point. All you can do then is pick yourself up and keep going. We saved this one from last season to motivate all us northern hemisphere cruisers to get stuff fixed and get out there.
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An amazing coincidence provides a small glimpse into what life was like "in the day" on Cape Negro Island, Nova Scotia.
An historical and friendly town, a pristine beach, and an UNESCO World Heritage site: Nova Scotia has it all and Colin is back with his unique travel writer's voice to tell us about cruising there.
Unmarked channels, poorly charted bays, non-road-served islands...there's exploring to do in the LaHave Islands.
Cape Sable is beset by ferocious tides and uneven shoals. Throw in regular doses of dense fog and you’ll need no convincing to avoid this place in bad weather. With the right weather and timing, however, you can have a pleasant rounding, opening up the whole Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia for you to explore.
There's more to Yarmouth than meets the eye—don't just sail on by.
Crossing from Maine to Nova Scotia can be daunting, due to the big tides in the Bay of Fundy. But the rewards of entering a new cruising ground make it worthwhile. Here are a few tips on how to make the passage.
John and Phyllis have cruised Canada's East Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Baffin Island for over 25 years. Here are some of their favourite places.
What makes for a perfect anchorage? Well, the east coast of Canada has "perfect" anchorages galore.
Though we've visited Grand Bank before and we've spent numerous nights tied up in Port-aux-Basques, that doesn't mean we've experienced all these places have to offer!
Sure, listen to local knowledge, and cruising guides can help choose a destination, but sometimes it's better to go your own way and make up your own mind.
An outport in Placentia Bay? Who knew!
If you are a cruiser, the health of coastal communities will be of interest. Phyllis has some thoughts.
Phyllis and John return to a magic harbour where their cruising life together began.
There's nothing quite like being in a beautiful sheltered wild anchorage within spitting distance of a major city.