We departed our mooring at 1100hrs with no wind until about 1200hrs after we passed Mcnabs Island we were able to shut down the diesel and carry on under main and genoa. The breeze came up to 20knots out of the sw and we were having a great run, going this direction up to Cape Breton is always or pretty well always with the wind, it’s the beat back that gets you… The wind kept on cooperating and we were making great time averaging over 7 knots “awesome”. About 40 miles up the coast there is a cove called Owl’s Head which is pretty short to get into about 2 miles (a lot of places on the eastern shore are > 5 miles in). We had never been into Owl’s Head before and it was recommended to us by a sailing buddy who said if offered good protection and excellent holding. Well true to Tom’s word we arrived in Owl’s Head just a touch over 1400hrs and dropped the hook in mud.
This was a nice sized cove with a few little houses and not much else. It was well sheltered and Joyce and I enjoyed a nice meal and some red wine as the sun slowly set. What a great 1st day. Mucho wind.