The forecast for was NW winds, going light. NW was the direction of the next harbor we wanted to see, so we had planned to sit and sightsee around the cove. However, about noon, a nice sailing breeze (8kts) filled in from the NE with a lovely sunny day, so we changed plans and pulled up the anchorage and had a very pleasurable gentle 13nm sail to Little Harbor.
I am not sure what it is about the Bras D'Or names. The entrance to Little Harbor is sort of little, perhaps 100' wide, but once you get thru you are in a big (you could put the British battle fleet in here again) but completely 360 enclosed harbor. We went looking for a nice tight cove somewhere along the shore. The 'normal' place to anchor seemed to be in a cove to the west (near an isolated restaurant which does not seemed to have opened for the season yet), but we had a forecast for more easterly winds and so found a very lovely cove on the east side to tuck into. Hawk is very snug in 15' depth (in the typical Bras D'Or soft mud). There are a few flies just at sunset but otherwise it's about perfect.
There is a Swiss flagged cruising boat over on the other side of the Harbour - a gaff ketch.
Beth and Evans