South Coast of Newfoundland

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

We were priviledged to have a month to cruise the South Coast of Newfoundland in the summer of 2006. This was our third and longest visit, and we are ready to go back again. We hope that you enjoy this condensed version of the log for the schooner Concertina, mid-July to mid-August, 2006.

The links below take you to the log for each day. These pages are linked consecutively, so you can move directly to the next day, the previous day, or back to this index using links at the bottom of each daily log page.

The daily log pages include thumbnail photographs and charts. You can click on any of the thumbnail images for larger versions. The larger images have links back to the daily log page, but they are also linked consecutively, so you can move through the log in this way if you wish.

Concertina and her crew  
Friday, 14 July 2006 Departure from Baddeck;
Hot sun, warm water, fair breezes, and hot food.
Saturday, 15 July 2006 Departure from the Great Bras d'Or;
Time and tide determine the sail plan.
Sunday, 16 July 2006 Arrival at Hunt Island off Burgeo;
Hot supper and a tot of rum after a safe passage.
Monday, 17 July 2006 Burgeo to Kings Harbour;
After provisioning, we search for a good anchorage.
Tuesday,18 July 2006 Kings Harbour to Grey River Northwest Arm;
A gray day for the beat to Grey River.
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 Grey River to Aviron Bay Northwest Arm;
The pleasure of a bath and the virtues of a storm anchor.
Thursday, 20 July 2006 Aviron Bay to Jerseyman Harbour;
Ideal sailing conditions take us well on our way east.
Friday, 21 July 2006 Jerseyman Harbour to Taylor Bay in Bay de l'Eau;
A fine day ends with rising winds.
Saturday, 22 July 2006 Taylor Bay to Cinc Island Bay in Fortune Bay;
A nasty morning fails to ruin the day.
Sunday, 23 July 2006 Cinc Island Bay to Bay l'Argent;
We are impressed with the wisdom of local knowledge.
Monday, 24 July 2006 Bay l'Argent to Chapel Island Tickle;
Peter disembarks and we ignore local knowledge.
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 Chapel Island Tickle to Harbour Breton and Jerseyman Harbour;
Progress to westward on a fine day.
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 Jerseyman Harbour to North Arm Cove in Little Bay;
Under power to Pass Island, then a sail across Hermitage Bay.
Thursday, 27 July 2006 Little Bay to Piccaire Harbour;
A day of exploration.
Friday, 28 July 2006 Piccaire Harbour through Little Passage to Roti Bay;
A gentle passage from Pink Bottom to Clay Point.
Saturday, 29 July 2006 Roti Bay to Margery Cove;
A baffling day in Lampidoes Passage.
Sunday, 30 July 2006 Margery Cove to Killbrook Cove;
Effecting an escape from the goblin.
Monday, 31 July 2006 Killbrook Cove to McCallum and Brent Cove in Facheaux Bay;
Pass Island and the goblin again.
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 Brent Cove to Morgan Arm, Hare Bay;
All charts are not created equal.
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 Morgan Arm to Rencontre West;
Another thrashing.
Thursday, 3 August 2006 Rencontre West to Dog Cove in Bay de Vieux;
We pass up a visit to Francois in our haste to get to the west.
Friday, 4 August 2006 Dog Cove to Burgeo and Long Reach;
No passage goes unexplored and fuel is hard to find.
Saturday, 5 August 2006 Long Reach to Connoire Bay;
Motoring in the fog.
Sunday, 6 August 2006 Connoire Bay to Culotte Cove;
Where something goes thump in the night.
Monday, 7 August 2006 The Culotte to Grand Brit and Little Garia Bay;
We encounter small craft on flat seas.
Tuesday, 8 August 2006 Little Garia Bay;
Storm stayed.
Wednesday, 9 August 2006 Departure from Little Garia Bay;
A fair breeze makes for a short passage.
Thursday, 10 August 2006 Concertina enters the Great Bras d'Or and arrives in Baddeck;
The hot showers are welcome but unsteady underfoot.
Finis The cruise comes to an end at the appointed time,
But all too soon.

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