You can’t sail much more off the beaten track than the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. But that’s where this Pennsylvania pair’s usual sailing adventure along the southwest coast took an unexpected turn when their boat began to sink.
The couple was en route to Petites for the recent filming of a Land and Sea episode about the resettled port when they had to be rescued by fishermen from LaPoile. The tiny community has since taken them in while they await a solution.
“We’ve been sailing up this way for quite a long time,” Kit Leary said via phone interview. “I initially came up with my sister and brother-in-law.”
Leary first visited the area in 1992, and Adrienne Mendell, his wife and sailing partner, has been along for the trip since 1996. Read more.