10 August 2012
Someone had told us that there was nothing to stop for along the south side of Nova Scotia (which oddly enough they call the Eastern Shore) between Canso and Halifax and that it might be best to just drive straight through 36 hours and get to Halifax as soon as possible, well...after being at dockage every night so far we were looking forward to anchoring for a while and decided to stop into a few of the many coves along the way. Are we ever glad we did. There so many quiet anchorages along this stretch of the trip that you could literally spend a whole summer here and not visit the same one twice.
Some of the anchorages we've been in literally do not have any signs of civilization whatsoever. You can imagine it being exactly like this 500 years ago.
We stopped in Canso for just enough time to put on fresh water and test out our charger/inverter which has been tripping regular 15amp outlets. It turns out it only likes 30amp services...I'm OK with that since it saves us $1,400 for a new one.
The day we got into Halifax was a windy, rainy day so we left very early and arrived at the Armdale Yacht Club at about 15:30. More on this to come but...what a nice area.