Monday, August 21, 2017


I haven't been right up the Lahave river  for many years, but I did it this year. There is now a very pleasant marina just north of the commercial dock.  Frank Bemben is the manager , you can reach him at 902 818 7988. There is a pumpout that works, water, electricity and internet for the overnight price of $45 + tax. A large grocery store and the liquor commission is a 10 minute walk to the north. You at almost immune to bad weather here. In the unlike event there is no berth, there is plenty of room to anchor just north of the marina. You could be troubled by the wakes of small power boats, the marina is better for this.The town has put out a floating dock just below the first bridge If you draw 6 feet or less , and its not dead low water on a big tide, you should be able to get there be keeping just to port of the middle of the channel going up. It would be quite noisy and I'm not sure about staying overnight

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Port Medway

The village of Port Medway ( on the western side of the harbor) has been undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. About six hundred yards from the wharf, there is a new establishment, The Port Grocer. There is a small restaurant and they have live music on Friday nights. It is very pleasant. Port Medway itself is a very pretty harbor, and its a handy stop, especially beating to windward form Lahave or Lunenburg. I plan to stop there more often. bear in mind that outside the main channels, there are hundreds of unmarked rocks, and the survey dates from 1860

Northeast Point, Cape Sable Island

The little anchorage next to the causeway has been filling in a bit with sand. It is still usable, but to enter keep close to the causeway. If you do anchor here and want a decent meal, I recommend Captain Kats. Walk north on the causeway to the traffic lights ( it might be easier to take your dinghy to the mainland side) turn left and it is right there. This is the best seafood restaurant in western Nova Scotia

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

how to get books

due to turmoil in my day job, I haven't posted much lately, I will try harder.
The "book" is available on CD or thumb drive
I fyou want one, please send a cheque for $65 US( if outside Canada) or $65Canadian, if in this country. Outside North America, the equivalent of $65US in any convertible currency is fine.
I will need your mailing address.
Like many rural residents in this country, I don't have a fast internet connection and I can't do paypal or dropbox for this reason.
Let me know if you would prefer a CD or thumb drive, as though I am not much into computers, I see that the new ones don't have CD drives in many of them
Canada Post have changed my mailing address, it is now
3759 highway 3
Nova Scotia , Canada

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Willy Krauch

Willy's which recently close because of a lack of a successor in this family owned business, has re-opened. It has be taken over by Comeau Seafood, the second biggest fish processor in the province, and as the guy who owns Comeau likes the products ( which is why he bought it), it is likely to remain a going concern

Mahone Bay

After a long absence, visited Deep Cove, There are now a number of moorings and there is more development. However, it is still a nice anchorage and there is plenty of space between the moorings, There is about  15 feet at low water.

South Shore Marine
The restaurant is closed again, I'm not sure if it will be re-opened. This is one of the few places to get fuel, and because of the number of boats, it is busy. At peak times you may have to wait in line

more updates

Btrooklyn Marina
this is a completely volunteer organisation, there are no staff and the building is unlocked. Overnight fee is now $35 ( cash only) per night, regardless of length. This gets you electricity, internet and showers. Tie up either side of the long floating dock. There is a visitors book and a box to put the money in.
Lahave Yacht Club
It is very economical to tie up here, $20 on one of the three floating docks, $15 on a mooring ball( they are white) regardless of length. The club is kept open at night if you need showers, etc. There is internet, and electricity (15amp only) on the two eastern floating docks. Very good, cheap restaurant and drinks. One of the few places to get fuel. If you draw more than 6 feet , low water is a bit thin for the fuel dock. It's a good place, and they accept all the usual credit cards.
Lunenburg Yacht Club
The fuel dock is on the landward side of the floating docks and you have to approach it from the north. I think they changed its layout and I wouldn't now have any difficulty getting my unhandy little tub alongside. Good showers and a nice bar.