Flying to the eastern tip

A clear morning in Quebec and on our way to St Johns Newfoundland – the most eastern point in North America (except Greenland)

Before departing

I thought it would be good to share a little about this Caravan- it’s a brand new aircraft – when we left Winnipeg it had only 80 hours.

The Caravan is a single engine turbo prop, unpressurized, 9 passenger aircraft. These planes are primarily used commuters airlines, transport, air cargo and humanitarian missions. The cruise speed is 170 kn the range is 1231 miles (before ferry tanks), wingspan of 52.5 feet and weighs 4729 lbs. Before ferry tanks the range is 7 hours and with tanks up to 17 hours (depending on wind altitude)

Leaving Quebec City
Couldn’t resist throwing in yet another ice heart
Our route today
Leaving the coast of New Brunswick
The ice on the Atlantic Ocean
Flying over the tip of Prince Edward Island
The skies cleared and we had a beautiful flight over the rocky land of Newfoundland

Newfoundland (along with Labrador)is the easternmost province in Canada and known by many as “the rock” – since it is an island situated well out in the Atlantic- and it is a lot of rock! It is one of the largest islands in the world

We flew over a small community Balleoram- I just think about these tiny remote communities and thought to research it upon landing.

Belleoram – a community that sits on a narrow strip of land hemmed in between the bay and steep hills behind it – population 348 and dates back to 1774. has an Anglican Church here dating to the late 1800’s and is called “Cathedral of the South Coast “

I find the remoteness of some places in the world a little breathtaking
These circles are salmon farms just outside Belleoram
The changing light
St. John’s Airport
I tried to do a fast video into St. John’s- I will need to work on those skills- but it was a beautiful flight in
Came in right after a big snow storm
Busy time at the airport today-

Busy day at the airport- just after a big snowstorm and as well the people at the FBO were talking about a Spanish fishing vessel that went down just off the coast today – rescue helicopters flying in and out all day. The fueller talked about the rugged characters of these rescue teams – they hang at the open door of the helicopter- ready to jump into the 10 foot swells of the cold cold Atlantic at any moment with life rafts.

Fuelling up for the Atlantic crossing first thing tomorrow morning. Next stop – the Azores

8 thoughts on “Flying to the eastern tip

  1. Bon voyage over the vast Atlantic to the Azores. Hope you get a good a good tail wind , it all helps and clear skies . God be with you . Best regards to both of you !
    Victor and Louise Pappalardo


  2. I always enjoy learning something about the history and geography of Alaska or the Pacific on your Blog but just great to learn some Canadian geography from photos and Blog. Thrilled that the weather is co-operating. Praying for safety and admire your espiritu de Aventura.


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