White Bear Bay

On Saturday we motored the 10+ miles up the fjord which is White Bear Bay – with steep sided hills plunging into the water with depths to around 1,000ft. Pretty neat and very Shepton-esque. At the top end, the water shallows and the geography flattens out into an open “moorland” as the guide describes – the only problem being that the moorland is once again thigh high scrub – difficult to walk on/through.

Head of White Bear Bay

Head of White Bear Bay

Still, we came into the open bay and anchored in just 12ft and spent a lovely evening watching out for eagles, bears, moose, etc. We also audited the fish stocks and can reliably report there are no fish here either!

Sunday dawned rather cloudy so we decided that rather than head for our next destination Francois about 40 miles east, we’d stay another day and chill out. Very lazy!

Monday we set off for Francois, but with the wind coming straight out of the east, we decided to head back to Ramea to take advantage of tomorrow’s westerly wind (which will unfortunately be accompanied by rain). At least we get laundry done and are able to catch the wifi!

We set an alarm for 5:00am so that we could take advantage of good wind – and get into Francois before the heavier stuff arrived – but at 5:00am it was raining cats and dogs so we waited till 6:00. At 6:00 it was still miserable so we cancelled and stayed the day! Mostly we did boat chores but in the afternoon, Roland stopped by – he’s the relief lighthouse keeper – and I thoroughly recommend any OCC boats visiting Ramea to look Roland up (he’ll come and visit you on the dock for sure!) – he’s a mine of information – and if he’s inclined and you have a guitar aboard, he’ll regale you with some Newfy ┬ámusic!

Roland

Roland

 

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