From St. Peter’s Marina to Baddeck and FOG – Day 53

We woke up to fog this morning. After almost no fog for 53 days and over 2,000 miles we were bound to get some fog sometime, but the Bras d’Or Lake is supposed to be mostly fog free.

Docked at the St. Peter's marina, getting ready to leave.

Docked at the St. Peter’s marina, getting ready to leave.

Docked almost next to us at the St. Peter's Marina was Cc and Chris Cunningham on their sailboat from Rochester,MA. It's so fun to visit with and share experiences with others fulfilling their boating dreams too.

Docked almost next to us at the St. Peter’s Marina was CC and Chris Cunningham on their sailboat from Rochester,MA. It’s so fun to visit with and share experiences with others fulfilling their boating dreams too.

The St. Peter's Marina is lovely, as seen here.

The St. Peter’s Marina is lovely, as seen here.

Taken from the marina balcony, this picture shows the lovely grounds and some of the boats quietly docked in the early morning fog.

Taken from the marina balcony, this picture shows the lovely grounds and some of the boats quietly docked in the early morning fog.

A marker along the St. Peter's Inlet showing where a very shallow point sticks out well into the narrow channel.

A marker along the St. Peter’s Inlet showing where a very shallow point sticks out well into the narrow channel.

The Bras d'Or Lake shoreline with low hanging fog.

The Bras d’Or Lake shoreline with low hanging fog.

Fog as we boat in the Bras d'Or Lake heading to the town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, NS.

Fog as we boat in the Bras d’Or Lake heading to the town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, NS.

Finally the fog began to lift and the sky lightened, if only for a few hours.

Finally the fog began to lift and the sky lightened, if only for a few hours.

About in the middle section of the Lake the lake narrows before opening up again. This spot is called the Grand Narrows and there is a car and train bridge across the water that we had to pass.

About in the middle section of the Lake the lake narrows before opening up again. This spot is called the Grand Narrows and there is a car and train bridge across the water that we had to pass.

The train bridge was already swung open and we were a foot or two less than the underneath height of the bridge so we were able to pass under without the bridge having to be opened.

The train bridge was already swung open and we were a foot or two less than the underneath height of the bridge so we were able to pass under without the bridge having to be opened.

Going under the Iona bridge at the Grand Narrows.

Going under the Iona bridge at the Grand Narrows.

Just after passing under the Iona Bridge.

Just after passing under the Iona Bridge.

One last look back at  the bridge we had just gone under.

One last look back at the bridge we had just gone under.

Entering the harbor of Baddeck, NS with the small island of Kidston just south of the town and marina.

Entering the harbor of Baddeck, NS with the small island of Kidston just south of the town and marina.

The Baddeck Marina.

The Baddeck Marina.

Getting closer to the town of Baddeck, NS.

Getting closer to the town of Baddeck, NS.

After docking and hooking up the 50 amp shore power we met out new neighbors, Don and Shirley on their Chris Craft. They are from Halifax and on vacation.

After docking and hooking up the 50 amp shore power we met our new neighbors, Don and Shirley on their Chris Craft. They are from Halifax and on vacation.

A most interesting mix of boats large and small, both sail and power boats were in the Baddeck  Marina.

A most interesting mix of boats large and small, both sail and power boats were in the Baddeck Marina.

Part of the town of Baddeck along the dock area, with shops.

Part of the town of Baddeck along the dock area, with shops.

As we walked a few blocks for dinner we had this good view back at the Baddeck marina.

As we walked a few blocks for dinner we had this good view back at the Baddeck marina.

We passed a number of lovely homes.

We passed a number of lovely homes.

Cari stopping to chat with two locals from Baddeck, NS. They were most polite and let her do most of the talking. :-)

Cari stopping to chat with two locals from Baddeck, NS. They were most polite and let her do most of the talking. :-)

Homes facing the water.

Homes facing the water.

A lovely well-kept front yard.

A lovely well-kept front yard.

More Nova Scotia flowers lovingly cared for.

More Nova Scotia flowers lovingly cared for.

Guess where we had dinner? And guess what we had!? Yummy!

Guess where we had dinner? And guess what we had!? Yummy!

A large hotel and restaurant on the main street of Baddeck, NS.

A large hotel and restaurant on the main street of Baddeck, NS.


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