reached New World Island by about lunchtime. We wanted to get a feel
for the paddling conditions and coastline, so we drove to various
points along our route, and then did some sight-seeing at Twillingate.
Above, looking east from Twillingate toward Pike's Arm where we'd be
passing.Tizzard's Bay near Western Head. Typical small harbor in the area. View from Crow's Head at Twillingate.Looking north from Crow's Head. We saw a humpback whale from here, the only one we saw the whole week. We
drove out to Pike's Arm, southeast arm of New World Island. We found a
well-constructed path to a high overlook. There were blueberries in
abundance along the way. There was also rain. And wind.View from Pike's Arm. Stretching forward to the horizon is Herring Neck. We paddled all through this area. Stunning view.Finally we headed back to Dildo Run Provincial Park to set up camp. It looked like a perfect launch point. The woods were blanketed in deep moss.John tries out his awesome new uber-tarp. Gear is everywhere.Soon Phil and Lorrie joined us. We turned in early to be ready for the morning's packing.page 4