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Published: June 27th 2013
Saint Nicholas Anchorage
A natural breakwall at the entrance
Yesterday was a bonus day. The weather forecast was predicting bad weather but it turned out to be very good weather. A little rough at first but once we rounded the corner at Pointe au Mont, the seas calmed. We had several anchorages picked out but every time we passed one, it was too early and nice to stop. We traveled 11 and a half hours and covered 112 miles.
The shores are lined with rocky hills covered by more and more coniferous trees. Small villages sprout up sporadically with fewer and fewer dwellings along the way. It really is nice scenery. We see whales, seals, dolphins, lots of Loons, Turrs (Mures) and Eider ducks. It is quite difficult to capture these in pictures.
We anchored between two rocky cliffs off Manowin Island (N50.05 and W066.23) near Sept Iles. We often don't have internet at anchors because the cliffs block the signal but we had it this one. We are now entering an area where the population is sparse so we may not have coverage for several days.
Tot: 2.729s; Tpl: 0.039s; cc: 10; qc: 47; dbt: 0.0378s; 2; m:saturn w:www (22.214.171.124); sld: 2;
; mem: 1.3mb