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Cruising Notes—Canada’s East Coast

As John is wont to say, “The best cruising ground in the world runs from the Maine border to Cape Chidley, Labrador, including Newfoundland” and, after 25 years of cruising this coast, he knows what he’s talking about! Canada’s East Coast offers thousands of snug anchorages, with prevailing offshore winds, great hiking, friendly people, and a range of experiences encompassing everything from cities, to the largest tides in the world, to the remote high latitudes.

But such a plethora of anchorages can make planning a cruise a daunting prospect. These cruising notes, running from south to north, will hopefully encourage you to visit this coast and make choosing where to go a bit easier.

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Cape Sable—The Cape Horn Of Nova Scotia

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.

The Southwest Coast of Newfoundland—An Introduction

Colin carries on with the story of their 2018 cruise: A nerve jangling approach, deserted anchorages, a spooky abandoned village and managing a boat mechanical problem of the type that seem to plague us all sooner or later—a tale of real cruising.

Gaultois, Newfoundland—A Flying Visit

Gaultois doesn’t see very many visiting sailboats and so the townsfolk come to the wharf to visit. Unfortunately, on this visit the weather didn’t allow Morgan’s Cloud to stay long.

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