Originally Posted by Sulaire
I am planning on using somewhere in the Halifax
area as a jumping off point for a journey way up north later this year. Can anyone suggest a no nonsense marina or dock
where I can work
on finalising boat
readiness for a month or so, also will need to receive a lot of parcels and make many trips to a supermarket.!
I am a solo sailor with no interest in restaurants, bars, nightlife etc, just need a base to get things ready!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
and getting work
done is probably Armdale Yacht Club or Dartmouth Yacht Club (DYC is at the foot of the biggest industrial park in the region - you can get anything you need there). Another option is to jump around from docks downtown (at the Maritime Museum, Bishops Landing, Purdy's wharf, Alderney Landing, Shearwater Yacht Club, Dartmouth Yacht Club, Mill cove; or if you want real privacy - at any one of 3 or 4 anchorages
at McNab's Island. Early in the season you can probably get a few nights in each place downtown for little or nothing, but you'd have to stay on the move each day and not appear to be camping. Lots of folks drop a hook at the head
of the northwest arm and stay for as long as they like - no fees
or issues. great holding, superb shelter and short dinghy
ride to a bus stop or 15 minute hike to a big mall and wholesale food