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Re: Bras d'Or Lake, Nova Scotia
Yes Cape Breton is beautiful. I managed to buy a nice piece of land in Washabuck, a few miles above Iona, over looks the lakes for a long way. Sounds like you may be hooked.
I think if you did some careful planning you would find quite a few places to camp waterside. There are locations where the waves create a beach with a pond behind it, called a barischious (sp?). There is very little tide so you can pretty safely camp right up to the water. I think if you look around the Christmas Island area and also just on the east side of the bridge at Grand Narrows/Iona you will see what I mean.
The Cruising Club if America publishes a guide covering the lakes that points out a lot of anchorages, but is not geared for a trailer sailer.
The other thing I’ll say is this, if you like Cape Breton you will love Newfoundland. A little tougher, more sparse, more rugged.
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