Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. John's, NL
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Re: Charts and cruising guides, Canadian Maritimes
The CCA Cruising Guide to Newfoundland was last updated in 2009, but is still fairly useful. I would definitely pick up the CHS charts to have on hand, as e-chart coverage is not always the most reliable. They are readily available online from a few of the chandleries.
You will likely find the weather in Newfoundland in early summer to be comparable to Scotland, though a bit cooler, wetter and foggier. Of course, Newfoundland is a big island and weather can vary significantly in different parts. As you go east, things get less and less predictable.
If you want any local expertise on parts of Newfoundland, especially the south coast and north/east costs be sure to let me know. I don't have much experience on the water side of those places yet, but there are those in our club who would be happy to help you out.
Just a friendly note to avoid confusion- the Canadian Maritimes properly refers to Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick, but not Newfoundland and Labrador. Atlantic Canada refers to all four provinces. Some guides and resources use the terms interchangeably, others do not.