I was not aware of Dr Loveridge's guide, but as I understand it is a BOOK on a CD, and I was recently loaned "Cruising Guide to the Canadian Maritimes"; another BOOK. Books
soon become out of date.
What I have done here is consolidate on a new website information that I have been sharing with members of the Dobson Yacht Club and anyone who chose to access it on the Dobson Yacht Club website for the last several years. This transition was done to make it more accessible to the cruising fraternity at large, without having to track it down on th DYC website. But it is not a book, in that there is no narrative to bind it together; simply information of use to the cruiser, constantly updated to keep it current
It all started by accident
, really. Some of my marked up charts
got soaked with water
and the ink ran. So I set about re-creating them in colour with the updated information. Some other members of our club saw them and wanted copies, so they went up on the clubs website, and there was no turning back. I have the full cooperation (and encouragement) of Roy Mac Keen, the original author of "Cruise Cape Breton", and a founding member
of the Dobson Yacht Club.
As I've said, the whole website is downloadable (for FREE) for use on your own laptop
or tablet computer, so that you don't need an Internet
connection to access charts, weather
information, and tide tables. I make not a penny from this, and have no intention of doing so - no deadlines to meet, no publisher to hassle me...
This is an on-going project. You are all invited to submit information, corrections and suggestions for improvement. However, this is strictly a Cape Breton Island project.