On August 15, we had a short cruise from our anchorage in Cape George to one in Marble Mountain where we anchored for a short time to explore it and to have lunch. Diva Di was staying overnight in Marble Mountain so we visited a bit with them. Our plan was to move on to another anchorage in Little Harbour and so we did.
The weather was beautiful and everything in the Bras d’Or is very close together so it takes no time to get from one lovely anchorage to the next one.
Little Harbour turned out to be the perfect hidey-hole anchorage with a distinct keyhole entrance. The entrance to it was very narrow and once we went through it a beautiful round bay opened before our eyes. There were a couple of sailboats anchored near the entrance but once we rounded a small bight, we found a corner that was perfectly secluded and surrounded on three sides by woods. The water was calm and clear and it was wonderful to be in such a private and tranquil setting. We even saw eagles soaring in the updrafts.
Across the bay from our anchorage was a restaurant that we were eager to try. It was the Cape Breton Smokehouse and it specialized in smoked salmon. So we had a Saturday night date night and rowed over there for dinner. We pulled up to the dock and weren’t sure if the restaurant was open (it was only 5:00)! It was but there was only one couple there who had arrived on a motorcycle and they were leaving. the restaurant was in a true log cabin. It was a large A-frame built of huge logs with a beautiful fieldstone fireplace and a wide picture window overlooking the bay. What an incredible view it was! The restaurant was owned by a little German man and his daughter who served as hostess/waitress. We were the only patrons initially until a couple of other parties finally arrived. We had a delicious dinner and bought some smoked salmon for the boat.
After our dingy ride back to the boat, we fulfilled our date night activities with a movie. What fun! We have over 50 DVDs that Jonny’s brother, Andy, gave us and this is only the second time we’ve watched a movie onboard!