Sunday, July 29, 2012
Lennox Passage viewpoint, and WHALES!!
We're anchored in a calm spot between an island and a lighthouse, just off the route to Bras d'Or, supposedly one of the finest sailing destinations in the world. It has fresh water, many secluded anchorages, cute little towns to explore and who knows what else. We'll be there in a couple hours for s few days; a more detailed report will follow. Yesterday we came across St. George's Bay towards the Cansco Straight on the calmest water we've seen on the trip. Dead flat calm, no wind, sunshine and about 75 degrees; it was just about perfect. We ran into a bit of fog so we used the radar and foghorn for a while. Sally made a phone call and was suddenly interrupted by a large collection of pilot whales! There were too many to count as they surfaced all around us. When we got to the entrance, a new bunch appeared. There were many more than before and much closer to the boat. We stopped as they went around us, some as close as 25'. It was awesome.