Sydney back to St. Peters on our way southwest. Now it’s decision time. Do we go back through the protected and very beautiful Bras d’Or Lake or by heading east into the Atlantic and then south along the rugged, less inhabited coastline? The answer is all about the weather. In good (modest waves) weather we can be more adventuresome if we want to. In bad (wind, heavy seas, heavy fog) weather we will be prudent and stay inshore. Conditions were very good so we chose to be adventuresome and take the open ocean route.
Sydney back to St. Peters on our way southwest.
Along the Cape Breton Island coast east of Glacé Bay and Flint Island going past the tip of south Port in the open ocean.
Looking deep into the next bay from a mile off the point.
Cutting across outside a large open bay as we head for a narrow passage between the mainland and uninhabited Scaterie Island. The passage presented no problems.
Here we are the St. Peters lock, just like we were a week ago. But today we have just arrived from Sydney, NS that we left 4 and 1/2 hours ago. That’s 115 miles on the route we took around the outside of Cape Breton Island in the Atlantic. We’ll spend the night at the marina just past the lock, get fuel, and then come back through the lock in the morning as we head southwest along the Nova Scotia coast toward Halifax.