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Full Sail Ahead

Heading for Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

On the coast of one of Canada’s Maritime provinces, Nova Scotia, many tour operators offer basic or more advanced sailing courses or sailing excursions. Take your pick: one and a half hours or one day.

The courses on the Eastern Star and on the Blue Nose II, a sailing ambassador for Nova Scotia, are the most popular.

Of course, the captains will invite you to hoist the sails and steer the boat for a while (depending on your ability…).

What to watch for?

Houses of all colors, lighthouses, seals and porpoises!

For even more sailing

There are many possibilities to sail in the surroundings. For example, set sail from Halifax on the 75-foot Mar Tall to admire the metropolitan area.

Or, spend the whole day on the Cape Breton boat, following the panoramic route of the Bras d’Or Lake from St. Peter’s canal along the Cape Breton coast. She even puts down its anchor to allow for swimming and a few visits.

For specialized courses: the Mahone Bay School on the south coast, and Discovery Sailing on board the Michaela.

When?

During the day and even at sunset. From June 1st to October 1st.

Any particular food to look for?

Of course there is seafood! There are a few specialties in the region as well: sauerkraut (Yes!), sausage and the Lunenburg pudding, as well as the Solomon Gundy, a salted fish cake served as an aperitif with crackers.

Where to stay?

Since Lunenburg has had the honor of being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, it is an excellent choice with its multicolored houses and harbors.

The Sail Inn offers a stunning view of all of that from your own room.

This historic house has lovely rooms and bathrooms with a large bath or Jacuzzi. And the kitchenette corner in each room provides flexibility for meals. The copious breakfast, where smoked salmon and prosciutto ham are served next to fruits, breads and croissants is an even greater treat.

The price of the night at the Sail Inn includes a sailing excursion on the Eastern Star.

Have a nice stay, and fair sailing!

 http://www.novascotia.com/see-do/outdoor-activities/sailing

Research and French original: Sylvie Berthiaume

Translation: Christiane Théberge

 

Blue Nose II

Lunenburg

Solomon Gundy

Sail Inn

  

 

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