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Witless. . .

Posted by derrick on June 17, 2008
map 1 to witless bay
Greg checks in. . .
N 47 17 W 52 48. 40KM. Quidi Vidi to Witless Bay. Lumpy, confused seas. Challenging along Cape Spear & cliffs to south. Rain and light fog. 3 icebergs in view thru tent door.
Greg is using a SAT Phone along the way to keep us up to date. Designed a bit like a 1980’s cellphone it takes forever to just key out short messages. By the way, in case you were curious Witless Bay is not a commentary on the residents. The story goes that Captain Whittle and his family from Dorsetshire, England founded the community. Then on his passing his family returned to England. Hence, the remaining settlers referred to Whittle’s Bay as Whittle less Bay and eventually, Witless Bay. Well, maybe that’s a bit of reach but that’s what the guidebook says!

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