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Old 16-08-2008, 06:14   #1
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Nova Scotia and East Coast

One of my long term plans, at the moment just an idea simmering on the back burner, is to visit, and eventually stay in Nova Scotia. I am at the very early stages of investigating NS but it does look fantastic.
Does anyone have experience of sailing in and around Nova Scotia and the Eastern Coastline. I know that NS has some large tidal ranges but that's about it. Is it affected greatly by the North Atlantic Current or other local peculiarities? Looking more in the Digby and Annapolis area rather than the Halifax side, (not ruling them out just concentrating on one area first).
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SRB,

That's a long way to go from Daarset! Are you planning to Transatlantic with NS as your destination?
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Old 16-08-2008, 07:36   #3
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"That's a long way to go from Daarset!"

I'm impressed with your attempt at speaking Dorset but us Yokels tend to put Z' in things so it would be 'Daarzet my luvvey'

It is a long term plan so don't know details yet. Whether it will be with this boat or another. Could do The ARC and go UK to Canaries to St. Lucia To New York to Nova Soctia, or simply go straight across sometime. I may look to buy a boat whilst visiting NS thus having a boat there already.
I'm just trying to compile loads of info so i can put together a plan for later.
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SRB,

We do have some members from Nova Scotia. Do a search using our custom search engine Cruisers & Sailing Forum

and then send them a PM.
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I am located in Cape Breton, NS. We keep the boat in Baddeck in the summer and Dundee (in water) in the winter. Have sailed the NH > Maine > NS > Cape Breton route several times and now sail the Bras d'Or lakes and eastward to Newfoundland. So we could give you information on that side of NS and Cape Breton. Not big tides on this side, they are on the Bay of Fundy side of NS. Great sailing, people, and country. Let me know if we can help.
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Not big tides on this side
Tell me/us about tidalwater around NS and New Foundland. You say itīs not som big tides on this side....Where is it big?
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Hi Iolaire
Thank you for that. I will certainly get in touch over the next few months if I may. Bit busy at moment with end of school holidays, work, other job, doing odd jobs on boat when I can etc...... but would be greatful of any info. May fly over in early Spring next year to do a recky of the place and have a look around. Thanks again
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Freetime...the tides on the Halifax side are around 6 feet...on the Bay of Fundy side they canbe up to 50 feet!
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CHS-Tides, Currents, and Water Levels

I found this site.

50f......ohaaaa...must see........Any pics on this?


And the north side of Nova Scotia?
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Thanks, is it any guestharbours in that area?
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