New Glasgow

I like this place already.  I’m anchored here essentially in the middle of town. 

Today was flat calm.  I traveled about 1/2 – 1 mile offshore in about 30 feet of water.  It’s all mud here.  Around Caribou and in to Pictou for supper ashore, then in to here at dusk. 

I dinghied ashore here and had a drink, then brought a donair back to the boat for a second supper.

I’m taking a break.  It’s hard to stop, but I’ve been underway for three weeks straight.  I’m not moving tomorrow.

Interesting fact – New Glasgow is one of the three biggest towns in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. 

When I leave here I have a choice of routes:

1) east through the Straits of Canso  then (most likely) turn right to head towards Halifax.

2) north to follow the coast of Cape Breton to enter the Bras D’Or Lakes from the north. Then south to the St Peter’s Canal.

A couple of days ago I was thinking of beelining for the eastern shore. But now I’m leaning towards heading north. Part of this is weather related of course. I haven’t looked carefully, but the next few days look very good for the run north, which is a bit more exposed and treacherous.

2 thoughts on “New Glasgow”

  1. Hi Jeff,

    Know right where you are. My family originated from the New Glasgow area. Have cottaged near Caribou. Pictou has a nice wharf – tall ship? My mouth is watering for a donair! Don’t recall seeing them in Ontario. Think they are a Maritime specialty. North route you describe sounds lovely.

    Wishing you good weather. Sheila

    On Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:56 PM Boating Adventures wrote:

    > Jeff posted: ” I like this place already. I’m anchored here essentially > in the middle of town. Today was flat calm. I traveled about 1/2 – 1 mile > offshore in about 30 feet of water. It’s all mud here. Around Caribou and > in to Pictou for supper ashore, then” >

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    1. Yes, Sheila. The Hector is just beside where I stopped in Pictou. That pier pictured is the one you’re thinking of. The marina on the other side of the pier is closed to COVID.

      It’s nice to have you following along.

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