These are a more-or-less random sampling of photos taken on our courses.  They change often, so keep coming back to see new ones.

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Our base, right next to the famous Oak Island.

We eat very well on ‘Michaela’

Passage planning - August 2015
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Working on passage planning on a Day Skipper course.

The Happy Gang … on passage on a 2015 Mile Builder.

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Heading down the Eastern Shore about 15 miles off – a cold front (with a thunderstorm) has just passed and we will get a wind shift to the NW and will be able to sail all night.

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Three newly minted RYA Yachtmaster Offshore holders, Adrian, Dave (trainer), Henry and Denis.

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Here is our nice clean engine room.  Makes maintenance and inspection much easier.

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‘Michaela’ at base camp – Oak Island Marina.

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This buoy marks the wreck of the warship Saguenay in Lunenburg Bay. I like to see fog on a course because it promotes skill-building.

Piloting out of Lunenburg Harbour

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Going through Canso Lock between Nova Scotia mainland and Cape Breton.  Mile builder … heading to Charlottetown.

The Rope Loft Restaurant in Chester – one of out favourite stops, before heading out to do night pilotage exercises.

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Sailing into Lunenburg

Waiting for wind

Heading under the Confederation Bridge

RYA booth Halifax Boat Show.

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Still morning in Chester Basin

Eating up the miles …

Checking the rigging

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New KiwiGrip on deck

Lounging in the cockpit – in Lunenburg

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More graduates

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Capt. Dave

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At rest for the evening

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Sambro Island Light off Halifax. It is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in North America.

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Puffins and razorbills near Pearl Island, at the entrance to our bay

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White sided dolphins.  Taken on a delivery on Coronation II.

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Here’s how fast a MOB can happen

Motoring in very light wind past Peggy’s Cove.  A view the tourists don’t get to see.

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Proceeding through St. Peters Canal and lock, August 2015