The Avalon Peninsula "Kayaking Off the Eastern Edge"

Cape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3E0

The Avalon Peninsula "Kayaking Off the Eastern Edge"

The Avalon Peninsula: "Kayaking Off the Eastern Edge" Professional Review and Guide

"The Cape Race light was the long awaited cue for vessels to alter course northward, rejoicing at being almost within reach of St. John’s harbor. However, a short distance to the southwest, Mistaken Point waited, luring unwary ships onto jagged shoals if they mistook it for Cape Race and turned north too soon. Locals still know many of the vessels on Newfoundland’s “shipwreck coast” by the cargoes, the “pork ship” or the “beer wreck” being the only name known for vessels that sank with their crews and cargo. As well as a record of death, Mistaken Point records the beginning of life is we know it.

A week’s paddling off the Avalon Peninsula teaches more about ocean wind and wave, sea caves and stacks, and personal strength and stamina than years in more sheltered waters. It is also a chance to experience this island as it must have been before the Europeans, the Natives, and perhaps even the birds were here, when all that existed was rock, wind and wave."

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Trail Information

Cape Race
Nearby City
Overnight trip
Duration
Best in summer
Season
4844 - Cape Pine to Renews Harbor 1:60,000
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Sep 2018