We set out this morning from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia headed for the northern part of the province and the Canso Canal. The plan was to do an overnight sail for the 130+ miles. Shortly into the trip the wind picked up, which sailors love, but thunderstorms began chasing us up the coast.
Looking at the radar, the storms were popping up all around us, so we ducked into the first harbor that we found, which was Sambo Harbor, just shy of Halifax.
Sambo Harbor is a commercial fishing center. The nearest restaurant was a mile walk, and there are no showers or any other amenities. We’re sitting here tied up to a commercial dock, and have decided to leave early in the morning and continue our press towards the Canso Canal, and then the 80-mile journey to Charlottetown, PEI.
The weather is supposed to be better over the next day or so. Light winds and little chance of thunder showers. The boat can handle the weather fine, but sailing through the night being ravaged by storms is not my idea of fun, and after all, this is supposed to be fun.