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Old 07-10-2009, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gone sailing - tall ships in Nova Scotia, Canada

I'm taking off tomorrow for another sailing adventure:

Last year it was a race around Canada's island province of Prince Edward Island :

This year, on the same ship, I'll be taking part in a tall ship festival in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia that will visit 5 different ports, starting with Halifax on Jul 16-20. Apparently 50-60 tall ships will be there... should be something to see.

Welcome to Tall Ships Nova Scotia Festival 2009!

Many of the ships that are going to be in Halifax on the 16th are in Boston MA right now / this weekend:

The trip starts tomorrow morning: the schooner owner, myself, two sailing buddies and an extra driver are leaving from eastern Ontario to the boat yard in Dayspring, Nova Scotia where the Mist of Avalon has been resting since last year's race. Since we've got a car full of drivers, we'll be going straight through, about 1600 km.

The vehicle: Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Then it'll be a couple of days getting the boat ready, provisioning, getting additional crew on board, and then sailing up the coast to Halifax.

I'll update this thread if/when anything interesting happens.

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