Friday, December 15, 2006

Mystery Photo #3


Chance to try again. Hint: this is Newfoundland.

10 comments:

Michael said...

I could tell ya, but I don't Kanawa... LOL

Anonymous said...

This is Port Anne, Paradise Sound, Placentia Bay.
Sue

pwdelaney said...
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pwdelaney said...

Looks like Port Anne to me, formerly Burnt Island, a resettled community near Petit Forte. I canoed down Nonsuch Arm and camped on a beach outside and to the right of the tickle into the harbour, assuming I'm right/

pwdelaney said...

I'll try this again. This I'm fairly certain is Port Anne, or Burnt Island, down near Petit Forte, but certainly from a different angle from what I saw. I canoed down there before I ever got in a kayak.

squidink said...

Hey, you guys are good. Port Anne, formerly Burnt Island, it is. Paul - sorry - I deleted your first comment since it was a duplicate of your second comment (apologies - hope blogging comments gets easier & you'll return to site often). Re perspective of photo - I took this atop the hill at the back of the community. Trail is hard to find, but someone has thoughtfully left a rope at the steepest part of the rockface. On top of the hill, you can see all the way back up Nonsuch Arm (to where we put in) and over to Paradise Sound and beyond, and south to Oderin I believe. Amazing view. Alison

pwdelaney said...

Alison,I have to say that Port Anne was a beautiful place. One could really see why people stayed there and must have enjoyed every morning and evening. Rugged hills, clear, productive waters, excellent access to, but protection from, the open ocean. I loved it there. Certainly a great area to kayak, although the Arms are mostly too short for a speedy kayak over a lumbering canoe to make it a completely internal voyage. However, I can see a camping trip starting from an evening drive out from town and then one of the good camp spots in the Arm and next day continue on along the coast to where there are lots of options.

squidink said...

Paul - I thought it would be an excellent location for a KNL type event - affording protected paddling for novices along the arm while possibilities for more adventuresome paddling - east to Petite Forte, and over to Great Paradise or west around Cape Roger (usually exciting I'd imagine). I noted a few camping possibilities when I was there this past summer. Alison

pwdelaney said...

Agreed. Although the Arms are a bit small and wouldn't take long to do in a kayak. But if it's either bit rough people can stay well inside without worry and there is a reasonable amount of the inside stuff. You can also go inside the causeway and right up to where the brook flows in to add some distance. Lots of good stuff locally. Out to St.Joseph's area looks really good as well. But lots locally.

pwdelaney said...

Actually I checked the distances. If you do the whole thing in a day trip as opposed to camping near Port Anne as we did, it's about a 19km round trip, near 21km if you add going to the very head of the bay. That makes it a full day. I was sort of thinking of the one way we did where about 9-10 km isn't very long for a kayaker. Long drive from town; you'd probably need 7 hours minimum for the drive plus pack up/gearing up, etc. That would be a long day almost certainly meaning an overnighter.