Newfoundland Changes


Amazing the difference twelve hours can make here in Newfoundland. Also amazing how many more sailboats there are than 20 years ago, when we first came this way. It is great to see that other voyagers have discovered this wonderful place.

Oh yes, and happy Canada Day to all.

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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  • Sara Jul 1, 2012, 5:29 pm

    Happy you are tucked into your new port.
    Happy Canada Day – It’s about 100 degrees – water great for swimming.

    Our sailor friend made his trasition from Halifax to Ireland – all boats in and safe.
    Chat later

  • Ben Eriksen Jul 1, 2012, 9:12 pm

    Which port is this? Were you in Newfoundland last summer doing the south coast? I think we anchored with you in La Hune.

    • John Jul 2, 2012, 10:15 am

      Hi Ben,

      I took the shot at Port Aux Basques. We were in Newfoundland last year but only briefly on the way to and from Greenland and only on the west coast, so it was not us.

  • Matt Marsh Jul 2, 2012, 5:58 pm

    The only time I’ve been to Newfoundland (’98), we had nine days straight of clear, perfect sunny summer weather. Apparently that’s atypical…

    That jetty does look vaguely familiar. Just south of the M/V Caribou ferry’s pier, perhaps?

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