Posted by The Dory Shop
There’s a pleasant change in the air these days, a cool but fresh onshore wind that’s rustling the leaves of the trees across the street from the Dory Shop sales office and letting us know that autumn has arrived in Nova Scotia. It’s really the only predictable season here, and because of it, the most pleasant. Clear, crisp days that lead to coolish nights and the inevitable dilemma of how long you can procrastinate before you have to turn the furnace on, or in Jay’s case light a fire in the Dory Shop stove. He should be good for a little while yet as the days remain warm enough and a frugal Lunenburger simply does not turn the heat on until it is necessary. Autumn also brings that distinctive honeyed light that falling on the buff and green of an overturned dory makes for the perfect picture. And it’s still a fine season for sailing. In fact, the Nova Scotia Schooner Association’s annual September Classic, a full day of good-natured sailing competition, followed by a pig roast and beverages at The Dory Shop Boatyard, will be coming up in a little over a week. In the meantime, we’re scurrying to complete a refit on a fascinating little boat Capt. Dan hopes to sail in the Classic. Her name is Sydney.