Newfoundland West Coast

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Black Duck Cove

This is a well protected harbour with a floating wharf just south of St Barbe. The entrance is straight forward although there isn't much detail on chart 4667.

St Barbe Bay is a good anchorage but the large ferry wharf is  unsuitable for sailbaots.

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Port au Choix

Floating wharves are unusual round Newfoundland. These are on the south side of the harbour.

Port au Choix is quite a large town with good restaurants and shops.

I was held up here for five days waiting for the weather. It is unpleasant getting out of the harbour in a strong NE wind.

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Bay of Islands

Again, I am short of photos but there are several great places to visit in this area like Lark Harbour

A well known anchorage is Woods Island Harbour in the middle of the bay. The entrance is tricky but all the cruising guides give good directions.

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Bonne Bay - Norris Point

Unfortunately I don't have many photos of the most spectacular area on the west coast of Newfoundland!

There is a good anchorage in Neddy Harbour and wharves at Norris Point and Woody Point. It's also worth a trip down East Arm to the national park wharf at Lomond.

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Port aux Basques

A large town with plenty of wharf space for pleasure boats. The car ferry to Sydney Nova Scotia docks here.

I have twice sailed between Port aux Basques and Sydney and you have to be careful of the ferries. They steam west of the rhumb line going south and steam east going north.

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