After recommending the Lewisporte Marina to a number of cruisers looking to leave their boat in Newfoundland over a winter, John and Phyllis finally get a chance to visit Lewisporte themselves…for the second time in John’s case.
Phyllis shares the latest act of kindness bestowed on her and John by a Newfoundlander.
“Things are different now” is a mantra on “Morgan’s Cloud”. And never more so than now, as John and Phyllis try and act their age.
John nostalgically buys a book written by a cook on ocean racers and Phyllis extrapolates!
Cruising definitely has its ups and downs. Phyllis talks about one of the downs and the ups too.
Southern Labrador turns out to be a wonderful “arctic-lite” cruising ground.
Do you want to get a feel for what a long-distance offshore voyage, including heavy weather, is like? Phyllis has a reading suggestion for you. But don’t look at it as just homework! It’s also a good read.
Phyllis reviews Colin Speedie’s new book, “A Sea Monster’s Tale: In Search of the Basking Shark”. If you enjoy Colin’s writing on this site (and who doesn’t?) you won’t want to miss his book.
An amazing coincidence provides a small glimpse into what life was like “in the day” on Cape Negro Island, Nova Scotia.
Unmarked channels, poorly charted bays, non-road-served islands…there’s exploring to do in the LaHave Islands.
Phyllis expands a bit on our (very slow) transition to part-time voyaging and discusses the upcoming very important month of December.
After 20 years of full-time live-aboard cruising, John and Phyllis are making the transition to part-time voyaging. Phyllis shares how intense a transition this is.
John and Phyllis have cruised Canada’s East Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Baffin Island for over 25 years. Here are some of their favourite places.
For cold weather sailing we figure we have foul weather gear, the clothes to go under it, as well as boots and hats, pretty much sorted out, but gloves have remained a challenge…until now.
Though a lot of the offshore cruising life, and therefore a big portion of our writing on this site, is about the technicalities of maintaining and operating a boat, let’s not ever forget the payoff: the opportunity to visit new, exciting places, under our own steam (or sail).