ST. MARY’S – Nova Scotia’s most storied schooner, Bluenose II, is scheduled to arrive in Port Hilford on Wednesday (Sept. 15) and Ecum Secum on Thursday (Sept. 16), pending inclement conditions, which, as any sailor will tell you, happen.
And this summer, that has been happening.
Reported the tall ship’s reps in a post to Facebook last Saturday: “Due to weather, we are delaying our Leg 6 departure until Monday morning, meaning we unfortunately have to cancel our visit to Tor Bay.”
The week before, it noted: “With more rough weather on the way, we’ve had to make some additional schedule changes, and unfortunately cancel our visit to Liscomb.” It did, however, make it to Sheet Harbour during the final days of Leg 5 earlier this month.
All things being equal, and the weather cooperates, expect to see Bluenose II in each St. Mary’s port between 5 and 6 p.m. on the days indicated. Departure is typically between 8 and 9 a.m. on whichever days she’s scheduled to sail.
For the full schedule visit https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/schedule, or visit the Facebook page @sailbluenoseii. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, unfavourable or unexpected delays, this schedule is, of course, subject to change.
Alec Bruce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Guysborough Journal