AUGUST 7 - Killarney to Little Current
We got underway from the Sportsman Inn Marina at 1000. We that
goes about 9 miles into a mountain cut. At the end is The Pool, which is
a great anchorage and place to hike and gather blueberries. They first
anchored at the beginning of the inlet to gather colored pebbles, and
we continued very slowly towards the end and waited for everyone, plus
Sunshine and Blue Max to catch up. We were unsure about the water
level in one spot as you entered because our draft is 4.7 feet, and
water level was about 5. We were ready to give it a try, but we
thought there might be too many boats in the small Pool area, plus a
HUGE storm that was approaching very quickly, and the winds picked up
to 30 knots. We thought it might be tricky to maneuver the boat in a
tight area and try to anchor, so we decided to head out and get to
Little Current a day early. Well, the storm HIT, rain poured down and
the visibility was NOT GOOD as fog and rain made it difficult to see.
However, we were dry and protected in our tug and Golden Lily chugged
along. Several boats were holding steady waiting for the winds and rain
to stop, and 4 smaller boats eventually followed us out when it let up.
It was good to have some experience in nasty weather, even though it
was not something we chose to do! When we entered the bay, the rain
kept the seas fairly calm, and we had a following sea. We made the
5:00 opening of the bridge in Little Current and stopped at the town
docks for the night. It was a short walk to a cute pub for a light
dinner, and Jim checked out the directions for the supermarket. We
will try to get our shopping done early in the morning, then head over
to the next marina, Spider Bay, where we have reservations for the
next 2 nights.
|Click on the pictures for a more detailed view!
The lighthouse as we
entered the channel to
|Enlarge the map to
see details. We are
at Little Current. Our
boat is the black
triangle. The greens,
red, and yellows, were
the weather that
< view in Baie Fine. The tall
cliffs looked like they were
covered with snow.
|Two views of Baie Fine. The
water is so clear, you can
see all the way to the
Although it was too difficult
to take pictures of our voyage
in the thunderstorm, I was
able to get these pictures of
the storm that came over us
right after we docked at
Little Current. As we
traveled, we could see dark
clouds all around us. We were
lucky to have docked before
this one hit. It was packed
with strong winds! The clouds
here look evil!
AUGUST 8 Spider Bay Marina, Little Current, Ontario
We moved Golden Lily up the channel to Spider Bay Marina. It was much calmer even though it was a
very windy day. Looper boats came in late afternoon and we caught up on their experience in The Pool.
They did get to pick blueberries, fed a snapping turtle, and hiked up to the top of the cliff to snap
pictures. We feel bad we missed this part of the trip, but we did get some experience dealing with a
Today is Jim's birthday! Our looper friends from Sunshine, Southern Comfort, Ithaka, and Blue Max
all went to the Anchor Inn for a birthday dinner, all 12 of us! It was a great time. They all sang
happy birthday, and gave Jim a sweet birthday card signed by everyone. It was the best birthday
Here we all are at Jim's birthday
dinner after we ate, drank wine,
and had yummy desserts: sundaes,
crispy cheese cake, blueberry,
apple pie with ice cream. It was a
very special evening.
AUGUST 9 Today started off with rain, then the sun came out. We walked to town so Jim could buy
a few extra items at the grocery store. I bought some yard to knit a prayer shawl. I spent the rest
been raining for the rest of the day and night...pouring and pouring very heavily with wind and cold.
It's freezing here. We will spent another day here since tomorrow is supposed to be the same.
AUGUST 10 We stayed another day at Spider Bay. The Cruiser's Network came on the marine radio
at 0900 with a forecast of 25 MPH winds and heavy rain all day. And it did rain and pour all day.
Nothing much to do but wait it out. The pictures below were taken when we were in Killarney and had
a "looper" party with 12 boats. ( click on the pictures to enlarge)
< The girls
The guys >
AUGUST 11 Today we are leaving for Kagawong to visit Bridal Falls waterfall and an Anglican Church.
We tied up at the town dock and marina, visited St. John's Anglican Church which has many parts of
ships in the sanctuary, and then walked up the hill to the falls and took a few pictures from the top.
After having a hamburger for lunch, we climbed down the 8 flights of stairs to the bottom of the
falls to takes pictures and hike back along the shady trail to the boat.
< Outside of the Anglican
Inside of the church. Notice
the altar is the bow of a