I can see the headlines now.... REUTERS: Annapolis Royal- "Montréal couple found frozen to death aboard yacht - hummingway charged with criminal negligence in their deaths"
Originally Posted by hummingway
Hi and welcome. . My experience with Halifax is in the fall and even then it can get very cold and damp. You'll need a very good heater there. I wonder if the Annapolis Royal area might work better? I understand it's much milder in the winter.
That said people live aboard in some pretty cold climates and Halifx is a wonderful city. Good luck with your quest.
Annapolis Royal is actually less
temperate in summer and winter than Halifax, but I do have to say that in my opinion there is no place prettier in Nova Scotia to live (and we have lots
of pretty here). In Halifax (not as pretty) you can live aboard at the Armdale Yacht Club on the Northwest arm (probably where Anjou's Aunt moored) which has the best shelter around (and is
pretty) and is closest to downtown by road. Nice eclectic membership
mix, reasonable fees
, and a lovely spot to live. No immediate shops, however. There are a few other areas around the city where you could also live aboard but none better than this.
Winters are not as cold temperature wise as TO (or Montreal) but we have a very cold damp to deal with and, of course, short but very comfortable summers (also unlike TO or Montreal). I would not want to live aboard here without a cored hull
There aren't many live aboards here but there are a few, and it's a nice community. Coastal sailing here in summer is fabulous towards the Lunenburg area and further afield Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island is even better in some ways. Nova Scotia is also a great place for honing navigation
skills as we are generally as fogbound as Maine
I hope this helps; we're all friendly down here (well, most of us) and would love to welcome some new marine
life ( as long as they're not from Toronto, of course!). Let me know if I can help in any way, and I do mean that.
After I read your post I just had to join the forum (I've been a longtime lurker) before you wound up bound by ice and ravaged by scurvy in the Annapolis Basin. I do have a conscience.
So welcome to you, and welcome to me!