We woke up to clearing weather in Baddeck, NS. We decided to walk around the town and then head for the open ocean at the NE end of the Bras d’Or Lake on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. We would then head east into Sydney Harbour and spend the weekend there at the Dobson Yacht Club.
Docked at Baddeck Harbour, preparing to leave for Sydney, NS.
This is one of the oldest larger buildings in Baddeck. It used to be the post office and now has a local information center and other offices.
We walked up a hill in Baddeck to a museum specifically honoring the life of Alexander Graham Bell. This is the view from outside the museum.
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland. His family moved to Canada and A.G. Bell later moved to the USA. He fell in love with the area around Baddeck and purchased land outside of town and spent much of his later years here. These are two of his inventions, shown in the museum.
Alexander Bell was fascinated with all kinds of flying whether amazing kits or extremely early planes as shown here at the museum.
Leaving the Baddeck Harbour for Sydney, NS.
We passed this unique sightseeing sailboat as we left Baddeck.
Leaving Baddeck Harbour.
Rounding Kempt Head on Boularderie Island in the Bras d’Or Lake as we head toward Sydney, NS.
A sailboat on the Bras d”Or Lake outside Baddeck.
Fascinating gypsum cliffs as we head toward Sydney on our way out of the Bras d’Or Lake area.
Another noble lighthouse along the way.
A few miles before exiting the Bras d’Or Lake into the Atlantic we had to pass under one more bridge. This one is called the Seal Island Bridge on Cape Breton.
Another view of the bridge after we had passed under it.
Cari was impressed with this “buttermilk” sky as she call it.
Heading toward the Atlantic Ocean with Seal Island Bridge behind us.
We exit the Bras d’Or Lake and find a terrific day for boating on the ocean, with rolling 4 foot swells and little wind or chop. The coastline looked rugged with cliffs.
Half an hour after entering the Sydney Harbour we are at dock at the Dobson Yacht Club in Westmount and directly across the bay from Sydney. A storm did much damage two years ago to the marina and they are not yet able to offer 30 amp power. None of the other marinas in Sydney had 30 amp either. We will do just fine with our generator.
Sunset in Sydney, NS.