Hurricane Bill, Dundee Marine

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August 21st 2009
Published: August 23rd 2009
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Friday August 21 2009

We departed Petit de Grat @ 7am this morning heading for shelter from Hurricane Bill. Hurricane Bill is at the moment a category 4, which is fast approaching Nova Scotia. The local forecast is for Bill to be a Cat 1 as it travels though our area on Sunday producing winds of 65 knots with gust in the higher 70 knot range!, that would translate to 125 to 150 plus km winds.. Needless to say it didn’t take long to make the discussion to head for better shelter inland,

Luckily we have the Bra d’or Lakes which is a salt water lake within Cape Breton, which is entered via the locks in St Peters. Bra d’or lakes offer many shelters to choose from, but with a hurricane all is in the luck of the draw as to what direction of wind will Bill cast in the area you are. After many discussions with local fishermen, we have opted to shelter our selves at the Dundee Marine located 45 degrees.42 mins North - 061 degrees.05 mins W (take a look at on our web site in the Locate US and you will see a google map as to where we are).
We will keep posting on a regular basis to keep everyone informed how this storm pans out.

Annie & Eric aboard s/v WeBeSailing


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