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Coverage (not to be taken literally):
Mistaken Point west to Channel-Port aux Basques.

Explicit inclusions:
Trepassy Bay, Holyrood Bay, St Mary’s Bay, Placentia Bay, Burin Peninsula, Fortune Bay, Hermitage Bay and Bay d'Espoir area, Burgeo area.

Bay d'Espoir area. Gaultois, Little Passage, Raymond Point, Gaultois. Online,
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Paul Delaney.
Route description (loop trip): Gaultois (by ferry from Hermitage), east then north through Little Passage, The Matchems, Seal Nest Cove, Maria Cove, Deer Cove, Raymond Point, Seal Nest Cove, L’Anse à Flamme, Gaultois, ferry to Hermitage.
Title at source: Gaultois Passage Report.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... eport.html

Bay d’Espoir area. McCallum, Gaultois and Hermitage Bay. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Ed notes: Ferry access by McCallum and Gaultois.
Ed note: Road access by Bay d’Espoir and Furby’s Cove, as follows.
1. Bay d’Espoir: Rte 360, Rte 361, find launch point; among others, possibles look to be Head of Bay d’Espoir and St Alban’s (perhaps closest to the ocean).
2. Furby’s Cove: Rte 360, Rte 364, secondary road; from there, it is a ~6 km paddle to Gaultois.
Route description, Bay d’Espoir to McCallum: Bay d’Espoir, Roti Point and Bay, Lampidoes Passage, Margery Head, Northwest Cove, Pomley Cove, Fish Point and Western Head, Goblin Head, Great Jervis Head and Island, Dawson Point and Pushthrough (community?), Bonne Bay Head, McCallum (ferry stop).
Route description, Bay d’Espoir to Gaultois: Bay d’Espoir, Riches Island, Raymond Point and Long Island, Day Point, Little Passage, The Matchems (islands) and L’Anse à Flamme, Gimlet Point, Margery Head, Gaultois (ferry stop).
Route 1, Gaultois to McCallum: Gaultois, Little Passage, Raymond Point (Long Island), Green Point, crossing, Great Jervis Island, Dawson Point and Pushthrough (community?), Bonne Bay Head, McCallum (ferry stop).
Route 2, south shore of Long Island: Gaultois, Pickerie (Piccaire at Toporama?) Harbour, Round Harbour and Little Bay (east of Sam Hitches Harbour); return.
Route 3, North Bay side trip: Goblin Head (from either Bay d’Espoir or Gaultois), Northern Arm, Raymond Island, North Bay (fjord), Indian Point, mouth of Bay d’Espoir Brook; return.
Route 4, Bois Island area side trip: Raymond Point (or Isle Galet), Snooks Harbour, Copper Head.
Title at source: Bay d’Espoir to McCallum to Gaultois.

Burgeo area. Information.
Sandbanks Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/parks/parks/p_sp/index.html

Burgeo area. Aaron’s Arm, Big Barasway; Bay du Loup; Rencontre Island. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description, west trip: Rte 480, Burgeo, Aaron’s Arm, The Canal, Grandy Brook mouth, Barasway Bay, Big Barasway; return.
Route description, east trip: ... , Aldridge’s Pond (not found at Toporama; Aldridge Head is at the east end of Greenhill Island), Bay du Loup; return.
Route description, south trip: ... , Rencontre Island and others.

Burgeo area. Online,
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Brain Newhook.
Route description (loop trip): Aaron Arm, First Arm, Green Island, Cornelius Island, Grip Head, Coombes Island.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... burgeo.htm

Burgeo area. Online,
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Richard Alexander.
Route description: Aaron Arm, The Canal, Big Barasway, Rencontre Island, Boar Island, Aldridge’s Pond, Long Reach, walk to Aaron Arm; Sandbanks PP.
Title at source: Burgeo: The Pearl of the Newfoundland’s South Coast.
Ed note: I couldn’t follow the route description, partly because Toporama shows two bodies of water named Aaron Arm, a km apart.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... nder1.html

Burgeo area.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Kevin Redmond.
Descriptive article from Newfoundland Sportsman, Vol 10, No 4, pp 44-46, July/August 2000.
Title at source: Burgeo and Beyond by Sea Kayak.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... eyond.html

Burgeo to François. Notes.
Ed note: Hazardous route.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Burgeo, Bay du Loup crossing, Bay du Loup Point, Salmon Net Head (Red Island), White Bear Bay and White Island; optional crossing to Ramea (area is a paddling destination itself) and ferry stop ; Bear Head, Fox Island, Bay de Vieux crossing, Grey River Point and Grey River (settlement and ferry stop), Gulch Cove, Dorton Head, Black Head, La Hune Bay and Cape La Hune (hiking), Aviron Point, Brandy Head, François Point and François (settlement and ferry stop).
Title at source: Burgeo to Ramea to François.

Cape St Mary’s area. St Bride’s to Lance Cove. Notes.
Ed note: Exposed route with few places to land.
Cape St Mary’s Seabird Ecological Reserve.
http://www.canadianparks.com/nfoundland ... /index.htm
http://www.virtual-tours-newfoundland.c ... entre.html
http://explore.outdoorsica.com/guideboo ... nd_canada/
http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/Pla ... apeStMarys
http://www.birdislandresort.com/EcoCentre/eco.html
etc.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: St Bride’s (Rte 100), Distress Cove, Island Head, Norther Head, Brierly Cove, Cape St Mary’s (road access, off Rte 100), False Cape, Golden Bay, Redland Point, Bull Island Point, Lance Cove, Point Lance settlement (road access).
Title at source: Cape St. Mary’s to Lance Cove to St. Bride’s.

Fortune Bay. English Harbour East, Long Harbour Fjord, Pool’s Cove. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Rte 211, Grand Le Pierre, English Harbour East, Fortune Bay, Western Head, Western Rock Shoal, Black Point Shoal, Petticoat Island, Shag Rock, Friar Head, Anderson’s Cove; side trip up Long Harbour Fjord to mouth of Long Harbour River; Long Harbour Point, Stone’s Cove, Woody Head, Mal Bay, Rencontre East, Rencontre Islands, Belle Harbour, Lally Cove settlement, East Bay, East Bay Head, North Bay and mouth of Bay du Nord River, Pool’s Cove (road access/egress via Rte 362).
Title at source: Fortune Bay: English Harbour East to Pool’s Cove to Long Harbour Fiord.

Fortune Bay. Point May (Burin Peninsula) to St Pierre and Miquelon. Notes.
Ed note: I know, but I had to place it somewhere.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Title at source: Point May to St. Pierre to Miquelon: Kayak to France in a Day or Less!

Fortune Bay. Port Rosie to Grand John. Online, ALLAN
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Craig Grandy.
Route description: Drive to Garnish, longliner to Point Rosie. Paddle past Wood Cove, Peltry Barasway, Grand Jersey Head, Grand Jersey Cove, Grand John Point, Grand John, Langue de Cerf Point, St Bernard’s.
Title at source: A Trip to Grand John.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... y2004.html

Fortune Bay. West Burin Peninsula. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route 1: Fortune, Fortune Head, Dantzic Point, Point Crewe, Point May.
Route 2: Fortune or Long Point, L’Anse à Paul, Grand Bank Head, Grand Bank.
Title at source: Marystown to Burin Boot.

Placentia Bay. Davis Cove to Bar Haven Island.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Authors: Dan Miller, Paul Delaney, Peter Noel and Peter Armitage.
Route description (loop trip): Davis Cove (Burin Peninsula), Nan Point, Little Sandy Harbour, Jigging Point, Civil East Cove, Prowseton, Great Sandy Harbour, Gulch Head, Browns Cove on Bar Haven Island; return to Davis Cove.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... eport.html

Placentia Bay. Davis Cove to Swift Current.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Peter Armitage.
Route description: Davis Cove, Nan Point, Little Sandy Harbour, Prowseton, Great Sandy Harbour, Gulch Pond, Gulch Head, Bar Haven Island, Carroll Point, Woody Islands, Sound Island, Swift Current.
Title at source: Return to Davis Cove.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... iscove.htm

Placentia Bay. Garden Cove to Woody Island.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Alex McGruer.
Article from Sea Kayaker, April 2000, pp 8-9.
Account of trip with multiple dumps in tough conditions; example of importance of Sea Conditions Rating System.
Title at source: Sea Conditions Rating System / Trip from Garden Cove to Woody Island.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... gruer.html

Placentia Bay. Merasheen Island and area.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Paul Delaney.
Route description: Best’s Harbour (by boat from North Harbour).
Day trip: past Lower Castle to Deep Cove, around Long Island, return.
Day trip: Tack’s Beach, Broad Cove, Green Island, Judge’s Gut, South Tilt Island, Hangmans Island, Pincher Island, Upper Castle Island, return.
Day trip: Dog Harbour Island, Big Southwest Cove, Dog Harbour Neck, return.
Return to North Harbour.
Title at source: Merasheen Islands Archipelago.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... ands1.html

Placentia Bay. Merasheen Island and area.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Paul Delaney.
Route description: Baker Cove (by boat from Arnold’s Cove).
Day trip: Lower Castle, Long Island, Green Island, Fish Islands, South Tilt Island, Lower Castle, Baker Cove.
Day trip: Best’s Harbour, Tack’s Beach, Cooper’s Cove, Long Reach, Sayer’s Gut, Billy Green Islands, North Tilt Island; boat ride to Arnold’s Cove.
Title at source: Merasheen Islands Revisited.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... trip2.html

Placentia Bay. Merasheen Island and area. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Davis Cove (road access), cross to Ragged Islands or King Island.
Places mentioned: Tacks Beach, Virgin’s Cove (not at Toporama), Broad Cove, Best’s Harbour, Harbour Islands, Jean de Gaunt, Lower Islands, Gaultons Islands (not at Toporama), Dog Harbour Neck, Rose au Rue, Indian Harbour, Brule (Great Brule and Little Brule at Toporama?).
Title at source: Merasheen Island.

Placentia Bay. Monkstown to Davis Cove. Online,
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Authors: T A Loeffler and Karen Warren.
Route description: Monkstown (Paradise Sound), Channel’s Harbour, South East Bight, Red Head, Great Paradise, Little Paradise, Gulls Islands, Eastern Head, White Sail, Sand Cove, Ste Anne’s, Goat Islands, St Kryan’s, Presque Harbour (by foot ?), Isle Valen, Western Channel, Jean de Gaunt Island, Ragged Islands, Best’s Harbour (King’s Island), (Long Reach, Broad Cove), Tack’s Beach, Baker’s Cove and Best’s Harbour (by foot), Green Island, Davis Cove.
Title at source: Excursion Around Placentia Bay.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... er2006.htm

Placentia Bay. Monkstown to Davis Cove. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Monkstown (by road), Paradise Sound, Channels Harbour, Darbys Harbour, South East Bight, Red Cove Head, Great Paradise, Little Paradise Harbour, Eastern Head, White Sail Head, Harbour Head; side trip to Presque, St Annes, St Kyran’s; Eastern Sunker, Long Point, Grandy Point, Isle Valen; side trip to Clattice Harbour; Benny Point, Barren Point, Ladder Cove Head, Red Point, Hospital Head, Davis Cove (road egress).
Title at source: Monkstown to Davis Cove.

Placentia Bay. Swift Current, Garden Cove, Woody Island and Bar Haven Island. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Rte 210, bridge at Pipers Hole River (campground not found on web; no settlement at Toporama), Swift Current settlement, Garden Cove settlement, Bloody Point, Sound Island, Woody Island (island and settlement), Bar Haven Island (with settlements of Bar Haven, Glendon Cove and Western Cove); return.
Title at source: Pipers Hole River to Garden Cove to Woody Island.

Placentia Bay. Parkers Cove to Arnolds Cove.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Tim Hollett.
Route description: Parkers Cove, Cape Roger Island, Cape Roger, Paradise Sound, Great Paradise, Little Paradise. Hike to South East Bight. Eastern Head, Toslo, Presque Harbour, St Anne’s, St Kyran’s; hike to St Leonard’s. Isle Valen, Valen Harbour, cross to Green Islands. Jean de Gaunt Island, Best’s Harbour/Tack’s Beach area, Holletts Island, Dog Harbour Island, Dog Harbour Neck, Dog Harbour, Merchant Cove, Rose au Rue, Long Island, Port Royal, Merasheen Island, Butler Island, Cooper Cove, Great Brule, Little Brule, Cheese Island, Bread Island, Arnold’s Cove.
Title at source: Placentia Bay – 9 Days of Exploration.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... port1.html

Placentia Bay. Fox Harbour to Placentia Sound.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Brian Newhook.
Route description (loop trip): Fox Harbour, Isaac Heads, Isaac Point, Placentia Sound, Conner Cove Point, Fox Harbour.
Title at source: Fox Harbour to Placentia Sound.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... asound.htm

Placentia Bay. Little Harbour to Fair Haven.
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Author: Paul Delaney.
Route description (day trip): Little Harbour East (Ed note: East is often omitted), Brennan Point, Pumbly Cove, Pinchgut Point, Great Pinchgut, Mine Point Cove (local name), Murphy Cove, Little Pinchgut, Shag Roost, Burnt Head, Tickle Point, Fair Haven Point, Fair Haven.
Title at source: Little Harbour to Fair Haven Trip Report / Placentia Bay.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... 2004a.html

Placentia Bay. East Burin Peninsula. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route 1: Island group (Gull, Cross, Emberleys, Oderin, Crow, Jude, Yardie, Davis, Flat, Copper) from settlements of Boat Harbour, Parkers Cove?, Baine Harbour and Rushoon.
Route 2: Bay de l’Eau (from road at northeast end?), Bay de l’Eau Head, Gallows Harbour and St Joseph’s settlement, Gallows Harbour Head, Cape Roger Harbour; return (Cape Roger is hazardous).
Route 3: Northeast? (“Northwest” at source) Nonsuch Arm (access from road crossing northeast part of the Arm?), Port Anne (on Burnt Island).
Route 4: Petit Forte (road and ferry access/egress), Eastern Head, Paradise Sound, South East Bight (ferry stop).
Title at source: Boat Harbour to Petite Forte.

Placentia Bay. West Burin Peninsula. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Freshwater Pond Park.
Ed note: Former Provincial Park in Lewin’s Cove.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewin%27s_Cove
Route 1: Lewin’s Cove, Burin Inlet, Burin Bay settlement, Little Burin Island, Corbin Island, Corbin (road egress).
Route 2: Lewin’s Cove, Burin Inlet, Burin Bay settlement, Burin Island, Burin Passage, Burin settlement, Bulls Cove, Port au Bras, Little Mortier Bay and Fox Cove, Mortier Head, Tides Cove, Beau Bois, Mortier Bay, past Little Bay, Marystown.
Title at source: Marystown to Burin Boot.

Rose Blanche to Grand Bruit. Notes.
Ed note: Hazardous Route.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Rte 470, Rose Blanche (also ferry stop; or Harbour Le Cou), Bay Le Moine mouth, Petites settlement, Red Head, Berry Point, mouth of Little Garia Bay, Deer Island, Pigeon Island, Shoal Point, Duck Island Point, West Point settlement Little La Poile Bay); Indian Harbour, optional turn into La Poile Bay to La Poile settlement (ferry stop); Eastern Point, Rôti Bay, Grand Bruit (ferry stop; hiking in Grand Bruit highlands); continuation to Burgeo is undocumented.
Title at source: Rose Blanche / Harbour Le Cou to Burgeo.

St Mary’s Bay. Colinet to Harricott. Online, ALLAN
Source: Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador library.
Authors: Dan Miller, Pat O’Neill, Peter Noel and Malcolm Rowe.
Route description: Colinet, Tickle Island, Pinchgut Tickle, Tickle Point, Harricott Bay, Harricott.
Title at source: Colinet to Pinchgut to Harricott.
http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/ ... eport.html

St Mary’s Bay. Colinet to Harricott. Notes.
Source: Redmond, Kevin and Dan Murphy. A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nimbus Publishing, Halifax (2003).
Route description: Colinet (Rts 91 and 93), The Passage and Pinchgut Tickle (inside Tickle Island), Tickle Point, Harricott Bay, Harricott (Rte 93).
Title at source: St. Mary’s Bay: Colinet to Pinchgut Island to Harricott.