Ocean Route 8-1: Port Joli Harbour

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Ocean Route 8-1: Port Joli Harbour
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A long, shallow, protected harbour with lots of beaches.

Where: South west of Liverpool
Skill Level: Beginner
Time: Day trip
Distance: 8 km from the Government Wharf to the head of the bay – return

This harbour was named by the explorer Champlain in 1604. He must have seen many beautiful places on his travels in Nova Scotia but choose to call this one Port Joli (Pretty).

It is well deserving of the name. The harbour is ringed by small white sandy beaches that offer easy landing and invite lounging, swimming or strolling from beach to beach. In between the beaches are marsh grass flats and at the head of the bay is the Port Joli Migratory Sanctuary, feeding grounds for Canada geese and other waterfowl.

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March 8, 2013