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Canada : Nova Scotia

1.0 km (0.6 miles) NNE of Aberdeen, Cape Breton Island, NS, Canada
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 119°E

Accuracy: 80 m (262 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: NE view #3: To the shore #4: West #5: 76 metres away and getting too deep! #6: Closest approach

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  46°N 61°W (visit #3)  

#1: Towards the point

(visited by David Coombs)

13-Aug-2008 -- Following our visit to 46N 60W the previous day and an overnight stay in Iona (this is all very confusing for someone coming from Scotland) we were on our way back to New Brunswick.

46N 61W lies in the water not far from our route and only 100 metres offshore. We had an inflatable airbed that I intended to put to good use. I have visited water confluences in a dinghy, in a collapsible canoe, an inflatable boat and by swimming – this was to be the first attempt on an airbed.

Route 105 across Cape Breton passes 130 metres from the point along the shore of St Patrick Channel near Little Narrows. We walked down to the water’s edge with camera, GPS and airbed and then discovered that the valve was missing. It later turned up inside the tent but it meant a change of plan for the point itself. I decided just to wade in as close as possible and take the pictures – preferably without dropping the camera in the water. I got to within 76 metres before discretion took hold. The position error showed 4 metres so I reckon I was in! I took the pictures and retreated.


 All pictures
#1: Towards the point
#2: NE view
#3: To the shore
#4: West
#5: 76 metres away and getting too deep!
#6: Closest approach
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In a small bay of the Bras d'Or Lake, about 50 m from land.