Thursday, September 10, 2015

History of the Strait of Belle Ile

Always had a yen to sail through the Strait of Belle Ile, the bleak narrow one between Newfoundland and Labrador; I'm mappish that way. Seen by Maritime Archaic, Dorsets, Thule, Beothuk, Norse, Cabot, Basque whalers, Cartier, and any number of others.

Does it still count if you went through in thick o' fog and dark of night, drinking dry martinis in the lounge instead of rapt at the bow rail?  Not quite so much, I fear.
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