Originally Posted by muised
Safari38LH - unless you want to visit something like Louisbourg (old restored French fort and great tourist attraction) I would take the Canal at St Peters to enter the Bras'dor Lakes. We could not use it because it was being repaired and we were early in the season. If you do go the "long way" you can stop in Canso as well as Port Morion if you like. Only other issues are Louisbourg Harbour (study the charts and hope for good visibility) and the Seal Island Bridge entering the Lakes. Some local knowledge will help identify when the slack tide really happens, and avoid the standing waves under the bridge. Baddeck is awesome - I hope you enjoy your trip.
I should also mention there are some great places to stop on the way North along the Nova Scotia Coast. Bridgewater (LaHave River), Lunenburg / Chester, St. Margrets Bay and Halifax all have Marina services available. Liscombe Lodge is also a nice place to stop and eat / shower
Muised, I want to see the east coast
of Cape Brendon on the way up and come through the locks on the way home. I have been to Baddeck a few times on the way further north (Labrador & and the Gulf St. L) on other peoples boats. This is my first trip this far north on my own boat.
I have been planning using the iPad
Navionics and am sometimes not impressed with its lack of detail compared to the Canadian paper charts. I really miss the land mass place names almost everywhere and am surprised that there are areas without any depths. Will the chip for the Simrad
plotters look the same? Thank God I have a paper set of charts.
On another matter, how did you manage fuel
acquisitions along the east coast
? Jerry jugs?