Today’s post is the second in the series “A Boat for Dad” where I am showing my Dad his options for a boat from the maritimes. This instalment comes from Newfoundland.
What I found amazing about Newfoundland is that they actually go out in these little boats! In the province that gets the most weather. Where it took 10 hours to make the crossing on the ferry from New Brunswick when it was only supposed to take 4 because of the high winds and heavy seas. And I hear that is a good day on the ferry! I actually saw the fishermen going out in some of these boats so they are not beached relics (well one of them is on land because it’s for sale, but the others actually get used). Granted, when I saw them go out it was not during the heavy seas. I think they must keep a watchful eye on the weather before they get caught out in a storm in one of these.
Notice the fishing shacks and lobster traps in the background on some of these images. Please click on the images to view larger versions.
In case you missed it, yesterday’s post contained boats from Prince Edward Island. Tomorrow’s post will be boats from Nova Scotia.