Mosher Harbour to Halifax and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Wed 17 Jul 2013 16:00

Position           44:37.63N 063:34.94W

Date                1700 (Canadian Atlantic) Wednesday 17 July 2013


Passage Run – 47.2nm – 51nm over the ground in 9hrs 20mins


By our standard, an early start was made at 0740 but it was not until noon that the wind freed and we were able to sail the remainder of our trip.  I read avidly the various routes that could be taken inside the Sambro Ledges that lie at the southern tip of the headland guarding Halifax Harbour but on this occasion with only an easy swell to contend with our most direct route was outside most of the dangers using a succession of well placed buoys.  It is a testament to the frequent fogs and rough conditions on this coast that the buoyage is of a very high standard with even the minor channels and entrances marked.


Rounding Chebucto Head we headed north into Halifax Harbour being overtaken by the British Registered Schooner Athos, 200 feet of super yacht unfortunately under motor.  If they ever set their sails it must be a fine sight.


Six miles on and to the north Halifax Harbour opened ahead of us and we bore to port into the Northwest Arm and the dock of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron which was to be our base for the next five days.