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The Zartman family seeks shelter in Quirpon with a broken engine.
Looking out to sea and wondering what it’s like out there.
The crew of Ganymede spent a few days in Fleur-de-Lys, Newfoundland, a small fishing village, and enjoyed some hospitality and a visit with some old cruising friends.
I remembered reading, somewhere long ago, that along this coast they refer to North as “Down”, as if descending into further cold and danger, and South as “Up.”
A quiet day in Twillingate
Things weren't looking so good for the Zartman family's stopover in this small fishing village, but then they met the charismatic and very helpful mayor.
With a population less than 200 this little settlement proved a great stop.
We got out of Lumsden at last during a rare dead calm, and it was strange to motor gently between reefs that had been vicious, ship-killing breakers just a couple days before.
Building a beach bonfire—heap on the drift wood and watch her go.
The Zartman family enjoys great sailing and a bounty of berries as they continue their summer cruise of the Canadian Maritimes.
The sweet scent attracts bees to these flowers. Where they grow you’ll find the raspberries in the center where it’s most boggy and the blueberries on the outskirts.
We’ve been to hundreds of harbors in our cruising lives, but this was hands-down the prettiest place we’ve ever been.
Racing crab shell boats down the run-off and hoping they don’t capsize in the rapids down stream.
While he might not have figured out the meaning of the Newfoundland harbor's name, Ben Zartman he did have ample opportunity to ponder life's greatest treasures.
A rare treat to improve a calm day, lookout duty on the foredeck.
It may be that we never make it this far east again, but it’s a rare treat to have done so, and the easternmost city in North America is a fine place to have been.
Word seems to spead quickly in these parts, and every few minutes someone else would be brought in to see the people with three little girls off the sailboat everyone had seen anchored out.
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