Prior to boarding there was a gathering at the St. John's Delta Hotel where we were informed that the ice conditions in Strait of Belle Isle were impassable.the

So we got Circumsized !!
The Adventure Canada staff went to Plan 'B' and reveversed direction, adding four new stops on the south and west coast starting at Cape St. Mary's, Garia Bay, Cox's Cove , Port aux Chois and then L'Anse aux Meadows. Unfortunately we did miss Red Bay, the Basque Whaling Station, in Labrador due to the ice still being in the Strait of Belle Isle. We then turned and completed the last part as per plan, Gros Morne; Francois, Conne River, Saint Pierre and back to St. John's.

Mid afternoon we boarded the Ocean Endeavour. A 137m. ship with 1B Ice Classification. Capacity 198 passengers and approx. 100 crew.


When we arrived on deck everyone received a glass of champagne..

The family toast to Kathy and Case's 50th Wedding Aniversary.

Passing through the St. Johns Harbour narrows.

The weather was rainy and cold as we sailed into the Atlantic leaving Signal Hill behind.

We come across our first iceberg.
The captain actually searched it out and cicled around it once.

Kathy checks out our lovely cabin
Two rooms, two beds and two bathrooms on the 5th deck.
Kristine and Rob had an interior cabin on the same deck.

move on to Day Two