Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 20, 2012

Life on the road logistics

View from Blackhead

Lots of logistics kept us busy most of today. We did our laundry, took showers, pumped out our waste, filled up our water tanks, bought veggies at one stand, berries at another, general provisions at the grocery store and wine at the liquor store. Then we went to Tim Horton’s to check our email. I mention these because this all takes what feels like an inordinate amount of time that we would rather spend enjoying this beautiful land. Now I know why rich yacht owners hire crew. We could certainly use a cook and first mate…if we had room to carry them!

We did find time to take a nice hike from our campground before departing. It took us through the woods next to Dildo Run (really) up to an overlook called Blackhead where the expansive view included innumerable islands. This is one of the things that surprised us most about Newfoundland. The main island (Newfoundland) is flanked by literally thousands of small islands, practically everywhere you look. This particular area would be a sea kayaker’s dream – better than Maine as the waters are more protected from the open ocean. Surprisingly, we have seen very little kayak activity.

We are camped tonight at a private campground near Botwood with the catchy name of Shanawdithit. We are the only campers in the non-serviced (no electricity) area tonight, so we chose the best spot near a melodious flowing river.

Cloudy, occasional drizzles, warm. 106 miles

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