4500 km sea kayaking trip
round the coastline of
May to September 2000
Voyage has started. Please press the
button on the map above to access Bernie's
diaries and images.
To contact Bernie Howgate on his trip: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collen Lewis's article
from the Western Star.
August 22 nd: Corner
Brook, I'VE MADE IT !
August 20 th: My
mind keeps drifting,drifting,drifting watching the waves go by.
August 18 th: The
August 16 th: Rest
August 12 th: The
old machine is wearing down.
August 8 th: Finally
rounded Cape Norman
The Roaring 40's
Visibility fair in rain and poor in fog, but
watch out for those clear days.
August 1 st:
July 28 th:
GIVE ME A BREAK - White Bay.
July 26 th:
See Bernie in this CBC Newfoundland interview in Real
If you do not have the Real Audio Player,
July 22 nd:
Notre Dame Bay.
July 20 th:
Par for the course on DILDO RUN.
July 15 th:
Bonavista Bay - HOT-HOT-HOT.
July 12 th:
July 10 th: My
nightmare is over.
July 5 th: A
halfwayhouse called St. John's.
July 3 rd:
Hello and goodbye.
July 1 st:
Cape Race to St. John's
June 26 th:
What ever happened to the lighthouses ?
June 24 th:
Crossing St. Mary's Bay ?.
June 23 rd:
Any beer on the go Boy ?.
June 21 st:
What comes around goes around.
June 19 th:
Cape St. Mary's.
June 19 th:
Placentia Bay from Dantzic Point to Argentia.
June 13 th:
Climbing a mountain called Dantzic Point.
June 8 th:
Harbour Breton to Point Rose.
June 6 th: A
good lie is better than the boring truth.
June 5 th: Is
anybody out there
June 3 rd:
Burgeo to McCallum
June 2 nd:
Port -Aux-Basques to Burgeo
May 27th: Port
au Port to Codroy.
Corner Brook to Port au Port.
May 14th: On
my way to Corner Brook.
Leaving Sept-Îles for Corner Brook,
To access my weekly diaries, map
illustrations and pictures, please press on the
seven links on the main map above. If any
interested school groups or individuals wish to
contact me on route, please use this e-mail
I would like to thank Newfoundland &
Labrador tourism for giving me permission to use
some of their archival pictures to illustrate
This trip has been endorsed by the following
associations and societies:
The Royal Geographic Society, England
The Explorer's Club
The Wilderness Club of Canada
Kayaking and Canoeing Club of Canada
The Toronto Board of Education
LINKS: EQUIPMENT : PREPARATION
Links and equipment:
I do not list the following links out of
any need to reciprocate sponsorship. My golden rule is:
if you cannot afford to take an extended trip without
sponsorship, you shouldn't plan one. If you get
sponsorship it should be treated as icing on the cake. I
give these manufacturers and stores list of links because
I have found over the years their equipment reliable,
their service honest and their backslapping optimism
towards my adventures and my sometimes bizzar character,
just what the doctor ordered.
Kayak: Current Designs: www.cdkayak.com/index.html
Tent: Moss Tents: www.mosstents.com/index.html
Dried foods: Harvest Foods: www.harvest.on.ca
Clothes: Ocean River Sports: www.oceanriver.com/index.htm
Equipment: Trail Head, Ottawa: www.trailheadcnd.com
Bernie's golden rule #2: allow yourself an
open-ended return ticket. If a trip looks like taking six
weeks - allow for eight weeks. Haste and not the weather
is the major killer. If your hands are tied because of
time constrictions make sure your life insurance policy
is paid up-to-date before leaving.
To all you budding travellers, good