Talk on Newfoundland Circumnavigation Oct. 2

Marina Garland on the bow of the Rejoice! as it circumnavigates Newfoundland.

BAR HARBOR — A circumnavigation of Newfoundland is the topic of College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum set for 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The 49-day journey was undertaken by Bob Hoguet, in his 42-foot sailboat Rejoice, with a variety of crew members, including COA President Darron Collins and recent COA alum Marina Garland.

The talk, “Newfoundland – A Summer Journey,” will include slides and some video of the journey on the Rejoice! as it sailed from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on June 25, following the winds clockwise around Newfoundland to return to Baddeck, Nova Scotia in mid-August.

Along the way the crew encountered icebergs, spectacular scenery, a variety of plant and animal life, and the extraordinary hospitality of Newfoundlanders.

Hear about planning the journey, life aboard, and what Mr. Hoguet, a longtime sailor, conservationist, financial manager, and investment banker, learned from the adventure.

Noted Mr. Collins, “What I took away from my time aboard is just what a life-changing experience working on a boat can be,” said Mr. Collins. It gets you thinking about food, waste, fuel, personal space. It’s outdoor leadership on steroids – animals, geography, history, people – and a powerful sense of place.”

For more information about Mr. Hoguet’s talk on circumnavigating Newfoundland on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:10 p.m. in the college’s McCormick Lecture Hall on the Eden Street campus, contact [email protected] or 288-5015.

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