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Captain Log ID: 1067
Title: Cape George Harbour, Bras d'Or Lake, Nova Scotia
Boat Name(Id): BlueJacket ( 58)
Sailor Name(Id): Geoff Schultz ( 306)
Geo Region: Canada:Nova Scotia
Date of Occurance: 2008-08-31
Latitude: N 45º   43.5'
Longitude: W 60º   48.96'
Sender (if email-in): wcz5101@NO_SPAM
Earlier log from "BlueJacket":  1065
Newer log from "BlueJacket":  1068
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Cape George HarborAhoy from Cape George Habour, Bras d'Or Lakes, Nova Scotia!

We had a wonderful sail here yesterday with 10-20 kts on the beam once we cleared the Barre Strait bridge. We pulled into the Cape George early in the afternoon. This harbor is about 0.75 miles deep, but only the first 1/2 of that (or less) are usable by boat with 5'+ of draft. The harbor lies on a SE-NW axis and has a 1/4 mile sand spit that lies to the N just past the entrance. If you round the spit, you can anchor in 15+ feet of water and the water is relatively deep to both sides. My preferred anchorage would have been just past where the harbor splits to the N. I would have kept going to the NW and anchored in 15'. As it was, we anchored just past the end of the spit, and later realized that it was fairly shallow to the S.

Cape GeorgeThe anchorage is quite beautiful and is nice to explore by dinghy. We went way back into the N channel and the NW channel and found out that it gets pretty shallow. We had our first clear night since we began this trip and enjoyed sitting in the cockpit watching sky be lit up by the incredibly bright Milky Way.

-- Geoff & Sue