Members' Online Book: Cruising Notes—Canada's East Coast, Chapter 37 of 42

Communities—Some Thrive, Some Don’t…Why?

A young family flies a kite framed by the graves of their ancestors.

A young family, framed by the graves of their ancestors, flies a kite, at Merasheen, Newfoundland.

This summer we focused our cruise of Newfoundland on Placentia Bay, a huge bay with numerous islands and multiple very snug anchorages, all of which sheltered bustling fishing communities at one time.

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Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.