Day 84 Lunenburg NS 18 nm today 1737 nm to date

Nice breakfast at the local coffee shop, Eli’s Espresso. Then off on a gloriously sunny day with not too much wind, well not much at all. Did put the jib up but the we had some very weird wind thing: the pennants on our starboard side showed the wind from the starboard while the jib out on the port side was back winded! It was too much of a mental strain so we furled the jib.

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Sailing in Lunenburg Bay
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Under full sail chasing us into harbour

While still heading southish a fly bridge fishing craft coming our way changed course several times so we headed off to stay out of his way. When finally abeam of us he radioed us to look out for the several sunfish ahead. We did see them or rather just the fin. Did take pics which are ok if you like black triangles sticking above the water. ?

Turning around East Point to head up Lunenburg Bay we were joined by two schooner type boats with full sails on a close reach. Sadly we were head to wind so no sailing for us.

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Lunenburg …. note the two dorys

Thought we’d be on a mooring ball but Ramble On found a wharf on the east side of town that we tie up at for our time here. Makes being here easier for everyone to explore. Lunenburg is still very much a working port. The other side of our wharf is a boat building shed and a large trawler in dry dock.

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Our wharf with boat shed and boat in dry dock – the latest Bluenose was on the railway lift on the right for its last launch
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yet another boat building shed in town

We spent several hours wandering the town. I had forgotten how steep it is walking further into town and just how large the historic part of town is. Completed the day with dinner on the patio of the Salt Shaker overlooking the harbour. There is something very special about a harbour filled with moored boats.




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they don’t have long ladders here
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dinner overlooking the harbour….Chris focuses on his beer






2 Replies to “Day 84 Lunenburg NS 18 nm today 1737 nm to date”

  1. Looks like a fabulous day in Lunenburg. What a beautiful place! I love nature and the water so for me it’s beauty is among the best.
    Thanks for all the photos and continuing to blog – fun to experience your voyage vicariously!

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