Nain, Labrador

July 22nd, 2008 by Kip "Galley Master" Jones

We were off early and motored to Nain arriving around 2:00 pm with many local children running to meet us at the dock. After getting secured a new friend, Mark, led Skip, Pat and Kip to the hardware store and local hotel where we were able to get on line. Downloading all your comments is like getting lots of mail and we all enjoy it. Thanks! Nain is inland and the winds and seas are less aggressive so there are trees again giving the scenery a look of the Yosemite high country. Very beautiful! The water was like glass today so we moved along quickly.

Many have asked what a typical day is like aboard. Pat is up by 4:30am and Walt by 5:00am who then starts the motor and rousts out the rest of us. We run until 10:30 pm when it gets dark and put as much water under the boat as we can. We eat breakfast underway around 6:00am, lunch at noon and dinner around 7:00pm. We have used most of the fresh things and are into the dried beans, peas, bulgur and brown rice made usually into soups. I use a pressure cooker and can soften these dried things in no time. We have had fresh bread and cookies. We use noise canceling headphones and listen to tapes, DVDs and CDs, we read, plan the day’s route, I knit and everyone naps when they can as you can see! :-) We have had lots of laughs as Shane sneaks around and uses our own cameras to take goofy pictures of us unaware! Skip locked himself in his room and we let him call for a while! Pat threatened to shoot a ice berg to see what would happen! Shane and Skip like to shower in the cock pit while the rest want to be warm. We went for three days without seeing another boat so who cares?! We have been having fun.

As we pulled in Walt could not turn off the engine. He made a quick call to Maine and has been at work while I am writing this so hopefully we can continue on tonight further. Skip and Walt plotted out the whole trip and think we are on a good pace to make it and the ice reports have been encouraging.

[editor's note: be sure to look back at the last 3 days of posts. New photos have been added]

7 Responses to “Nain, Labrador”

  1. Randy Jones Says:

    Talk about action adventure! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. Chris Scherzer Says:

    Looks like someone got Shane unaware. Its fun keeping up with the trip daily. And teh pictures have been GREAT!!

  3. Marcie Bowerman Says:

    Hi there crew! Weather report suggests it should be a good Wednesday for you, so I’m glad for that. Can’t wait to get an update on the latest engine challenges, and grateful you’re all doing well. It’s even interesting that the crew has a Kip, a Skip, and a Skipper. Oh, and does the Skipper get to catch some daytime zzzzzz’s too?

    I’d say that Image 4 of 8 back at the Indian Harbour posting is worthy of a frame and a gallery hanging. Just spectacular! And to think that you’re in a part of God’s country that is relatively free of rampant pollution!! WhooHoo! OK, enough rambling. God bless you all. MarcieB.

  4. Chuck Single Says:

    Randy said it better; but my thought was “such sleeping beauties”. Reminds me of traveling with KIP and Walt to see KIp so easily catch up on her needed sleep.

    Chuck Single

  5. Kathy Robertson Says:

    I was glad to see everyone getting some rest and relaxation until I saw Walt behind the wheel with his eyes closed! Isn’t SOMEONE was supposed to be on watch at all times! (Just kidding, I’m sure Walt was just saying a brief prayer–Pat does it all the time when he is driving). Seriously, the daily reports and photographs are wonderful–I check for the latest news the last thing in the evening and first thing in the morning. Thank you for sharing the adventure and staying in touch this way–it’s a real blessing to those of us back at home. It is truly the trip of a lifetime and you are seeing so many beautiful sights on land and sea. Tell Pat he doesn’t have a tag for icebergs! Love and God’s speed and protection to you all.

    Kathy Robertson

  6. christine mustion Says:

    THANK YOU FOR TAKING US ON THIS GREAT ADVENTURE WITH YOU, I JUST WISH I COULD BE WITH YOU TO SMELL THE AIR AND FEEL THE WIND, AHHHH , THE PICTURES TELL IT ALL,HOW CAN I SIGN UP ON THIS GREAT LIFE MY BROTHER HAS, ONE AWESOME ADVENTURE AFTER ANOTHER.SENDING YOU ALL MY LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR A SAFE TRIP,…..KINY

  7. Trish Foley Says:

    We so loved the pictures of the “sleeping beauties”..Good to know that everyone is getting their “beauty sleep”.. Who took those “candid shots”? Shane, you little devil, was that you??.. You do realize that someone is going to get even don’t you???? I was so amazed by the shot of the “mirage”.. don’t remember the actual term.. that was way too cool..I have made copies of your latest blogs and am taking them to mom to see then she wants to come down here to write her comments to you guys.. I am sharing this incredible experience (for all of you ) with many of my close friends and relatives (Randy and Vonna Foley) are following you and they are awestruck as we all are.!!!! God bless you all and god speed to Geraldine…Love ya, Trish and Bill

Leave a Reply


I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go — Genesis 28:15