Recently found Kodachrome slides show my first sailing aboard the Sir Robert Bond. I believe it was June 1996. At that time I had no idea that I would make Labrador my home and sail serval more times to Goose Bay Labrador from Lewisporte NF. Times have changed and the Bond no longer sails and Labrador is no longer my home. The road has opened up and Labrador has become a little less remote than it once was. It was a special and magical time for me, I still have a couple friends there and they are life long friends, a gift from the big land. We don’t see nearly enough of each other now, but somehow that hasn’t changed the way I feel towards them. Driving on a long long gravel road to get there is one way, but sailing for 36 hours with other travellers and residents, spending the time imposed by the trip with each other made for an experience unmatched by the monotony of driving. The Bond is gone forever. What a shame progress can be.