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Welcome to St. John's, Newfoundland! - Season 4, Episode 1

Welcome to the beginning of Season 4! The end of last season saw us pulling into St. John's, Newfoundland (after almost a week at sea!) to whales, sunny skies, and friendly faces. Now it's time to explore our last port of call in North America as we also prepare to push off for Greenland.

We're ready to check out what we think is a sleepy little town...wow, are we in for some surprises!

 

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How Do You Like Your Poutine? | #2 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

We're reminded of the ticking clock of our timeline as another boat departs for distant shores. Still groggy from our voyage, we set out to explore more of St. John's which feels very familiar for one crew member (cue a bit of Irish music!), and then answer the burning question...How do YOU like your poutine?

 

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It's Not A Vacation. It's Life. | #3 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

We take a step back in time and also find out what's for dinner in Newfoundland. (Moose sausage?!?) While some locals soak up the sidewalk others shoot for the stars, and we take some time with The Duke of Duckworth to discuss life aboard Paragon.

 

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Ice Charts | #4 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

It's busy days aboard Paragon as we check out the night life, get some much needed help from a local, and figure out the fuel situation. (Now what about the water?) Our thoughts also turn to the sea of icebergs, just beyond the harbour, and slowly drifting south. How will we deal with these mammoths while at sea? Stay with us!

 

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Contaminated Water | #5 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

Paragon is bustling with activity. Drake has another go with the SSB with the hope of downloading a weather fax while the question of fresh water continues to loom large. We can't push off until the tanks are filled and just when we think we've solved the problem, disaster strikes. All work and no play is no fun, so the crew splits up and it's date night aboard Paragon! The sun is out until the wee hours, so join us as we blow off a bit of steam in St. John's!

 

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Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop To Drink | #6 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

The water tanks aboard Paragon must be filled, come rain or some shine. Of course, as we fix one problem another pops up in the engine room. Good thing we've got full bellies from our world breakfast tour! What will happen next? Stay with us!

 

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Why don't you like my fritatas? | #7 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

A slice of life aboard Paragon. So much of every day life on the boat is interacting...with each other and those around us. We talk and laugh and learn and have a lot of fun as well. A large part of our time is also spent cooking and, whether at sea or on shore, Drake keeps us in good eats. Want to recreate the food in this episode? Check out our Facebook page where I'll post the recipe for Pineapple Orange Ginger Turkey! Bon Appétit!

 

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Canada Day | #8 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

What to do when a brass band shows up on your doorstep? Why join them, of course! The crew of Paragon is honoured to witness the remembrance speeches and parades on Canada Day in St. John’s. We also get a little help from fellow cruisers who shed light on our upcoming voyages and perhaps even change our plans a bit. What is our iceberg sailing threshold? Stay tuned!

 

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Let's Put The Feet In The Street! Tour of Newfoundland: Part 1 | #9 | DrakeParagon Sa

Staying at a public dock can be quite social and a great way to meet people. Craig, a local, stopped by to say hello and invited the crew of Paragon on a whirlwind tour of some of the local sights. From the top of signal hill to a beer that includes a 25,000 year old ingredient...stay with us!

 

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Onward! A Tour Of Newfoundland: Part 2 | #10 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

We've explored St. John's so now we're hittin' the road to check out some of what the Avalon Peninsula has to offer. The Pope, wild strawberries, and a sunken whaling ship are just some of the things we encounter while motoring along this stunning coast and the scenic Marine Drive. Join us as our fighter pilot turned tour guide shows us some of the best that Newfoundland has to offer!

 

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We Learn From Those Who Go Before Us | #11 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

Could Paragon take on an extra crew member? She could if Mo had her way. It's a day of visitors for Paragon as Craig stops by with some Bon Voyage gifts and we get some important information on Greenland from a fellow sailor. The weather looks good as we prepare to push off...stay with us!

Craving real time updates? Check out our Patreon page where we share all the latest news, answer questions and comments, and give sneak peeks of current footage! https://www.patreon.com/DrakeParagon

 

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Last Day In Canada | #12 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

Sailing offshore to Greenland. Just saying the words make us giddy on this day of lasts...last laundry, last provisioning trip, last weather reports, and last meeting of friends, both new and old. Join us on this last day in Canada (in fact, the whole of North America!) as we prepare to push off for destinations unknown!

 

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Pushing Off For Greenland | #13 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

We have spent years preparing for this moment...PUSHING OFF FOR GREENLAND! The boat is in better shape than she's ever been and the crew is as prepared as they can be. We begin this offshore sail to one of the harshest places in the world with good spirits. Now if only those weather charts were accurate. Join us as we say goodbye to North America and hello to...fancy porpoises??? Stay tuned!

 

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Snapped In Half | #14 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

It's the first day on the water in our journey to Greenland and Paragon has lost sight of shore. The first night is a bit rough as everyone gets used to being on the water with rolling seas. Will the wind pick up? Will we be able to turn off the engine? Will Drake jinx us? Stay tuned!

 

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Jury Rig At Sea | #15 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

The best preparation cannot prevent things from breaking at sea. The question is, are you prepared to perform a repair on a boat offshore when help is nowhere near? The crew of Paragon attempts to jury-rig a broken whisker pole and finds the task to be a bit of a puzzle. Every hour brings us closer to iceberg territory...can we get the boat sorted before darkness falls? Stay with us!

 

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Iceberg! | #16 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

Drake is cooking up a great chicken caesar wrap for lunch. Now should he use romaine or...ICEBERG! Our entire sail to Greenland we have been anticipating seeing our first iceberg. Well captain, iceberg dead ahead! Is this the first of many? Stay with us!

 

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He's Coming Straight for Us! | #17 | DrakeParagon Sailing Season 4

Can you do an oil change on your boat? How about an oil change underway, offshore with the possibility of a storm looming? A line of foreboding clouds spurs us to perform some preventative maintenance aboard Paragon as Drake reminisces about previous mishaps at sea. The crew begins showing signs of fatigue...perhaps an unexpected guest can give us a buzz. Stay with us!

 
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