South Coast of Newfoundland

Four weeks along the South Coast of Newfoundland aboard the “Concertina” from mid-July to mid-August 2006.

Friday, 21 July 2006

Jerseyman Harbour to Taylor Bay in Bay de l'Eau;
A fine day ends with rising winds.

Jerseyman Harbour and Harbour Breton
Friday was another sun-filled day with a southerly breeze. We had a chance to look about the harbour and note the scant traces of what used to be a large fishing community. Evidence of more recent activity was the mess of abandoned aquaculture gear and two rusted vessels, one aground on each side of the bay.
Departing Jerseyman Harbour The SW breeze freshened as we headed out Harbour Breton and around Eastern Head.
Entering Taylor Bay
We held a fair wind for the run up the Great Bay de L’Eau and into the open anchorage at Taylor Bay.
There is a line of camps along the western shore but otherwise the surroundings are wooded and wild. The mid-harbour ledge was never visible out of water during our time there.
Taylor Bay River John and Peter explored the river that flows into Taylor Bay and discovered some fine large, clear pools of “warm” water with gravel bottom between big boulders. This exciting bathing opportunity was pre-empted by the freshening breezes.
Taylor Bay River
Ed maintained watch aboard the schooner and given the gusty southerlies he soon ran out the starb’d anchor from the dinghy for his peace of mind. As soon as the storm anchor was down, the breeze abated, but rose again after midnight. That evening saw some serious cribbage playing by cabin light down below.

Thursday, 20 July 2006
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Saturday, 22 July 2006