Tucked into the heart of North America, five hundred miles from the sea, lies one of the world’s great adventure cruising grounds. A quarter-million square kilometres of water, and seventeen thousand kilometres of coastline, call out to sailors seeking a season or two off the beaten path.
The first of Colin’s voyaging articles on their 2018 season cruising Atlantic Canada.
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.
Ice hockey, street hockey, field hockey…wharf hockey?
Charleston, South Carolina is a great place to spend the winter…so we went back for a second year.
Being too tall for the Intracoastal Waterway has its advantages, as stumbling on this stunning anchorage proves.
Georgia: moss-draped live oaks, barrier island beaches, charming towns, friendly people…an unexpected but fascinating cruising ground.
Lobster fishermen in the Bay of Fundy, man are they tough!
What about a circumnavigation of the Outer Bay of Fundy?
We spent Christmas in Nova Scotia. Phyllis’s family visited and her brother expressed interest in seeing the world record—there is some debate about this with some claiming that honor for Ungava Bay—tides in the Bay of Fundy; a great idea that spawned a car outing on a clear crisp day. We have cruised both sides [...]
Question: I hope to have enough time this year to circumnavigate Newfoundland. Based on your experience, would you do such a circumnavigation clockwise or the other way? Answer: I think I would go clockwise, which will give you a fair wind on the west coast, which has fewer harbours than the east or south coasts [...]
A number of our friends have written that they have missed our news letters, which have been few and far between lately. Their reminders, plus the quickly approaching holiday season, have galvanized us into doing something about our long silence (due to a very busy schedule, not apathy!). Our last news letter was written in [...]
Question: I’m considering taking our new (to us!) 60′ schooner to Newfoundland, maybe instead to Labrador, this summer. I haven’t stumbled across any cruising guides for anything north of Nova Scotia. Any suggestions? Answer: See Pilot Press for information on the Cruising Guides to Labrador and Newfoundland published by the CCA.