Canadian sailing magazine, GAM on Yachting, featured the 100 Wild Islands in their magazine earlier this year.
Heading east from Halifax Harbour towards Cape Breton is the area known as the Eastern Shore with hundreds of kilometres of secluded coves, beaches and safe harbours to explore. Within this area lies what is known as the 100 Wild Islands.
All this within just a day’s sail east of Halifax, in this wild and beautiful archipelago. The intrepid sailor is welcomed by untouched white sand beaches and idyllic sheltered coves, dramatic, wind-swept headlands and rugged rocky shorelines. The islands support an interconnected mosaic of every coastal habitat found on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Boreal rain forests, wetlands, bogs and barrens have gone largely undisturbed by humans for more than 10,000 years, providing refuge for a rich diversity of wildlife. The actual archipelago stretches over 15 nautical miles along the coast, and is truly a globally significant coastal island, and sailing paradise.