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North Channel

    Little Current Gov’t Dock We departed Baie Fine under overcast skies, cool, damp and windy! Winds were out of the WSW at about 15kt, but a tolerable cruise day to head to Little Current, gateway to the North Channel. There’s no other way into the North Channel without heading around the south shore […]

Baie Fine

    Baei Fine mouth From Killarney we headed toward Baie Fine (pron. Bay Finn), a slender bay that extends about 6 miles within the La Cloche range, mountains on both sides and relatively deep. Although locally promoted as a fjord, it’s close, but not as deep nor does it have the geological characteristics (or […]

Top of Georgian Bay

    Killarney Light No late sleeping at Golden Sword Island. It continued a bit windy and the surge was enough to encourage a fairly early rise and we were up anchor and under way shortly after 0800 hrs. Still a bit bumpy since our plot took us on a more exposed route, but not […]

Toward North Channel

    Echo Bay Anchorage We bid our guests farewell and slipped lines late Saturday morning, our destination somewhere north about 5 hours’ cruise. We decided to head for Echo Bay, part of the Massasauga Provincial Park, at the recommendation of local cruisers we spoke with. We arrived about 4PM, and found the anchorage not […]

Southern Georgian Bay

    Itrepid cruisers-Wreck Island With our guests having only a week aboard, the need to keep to a schedule dictated our cruising itinerary. We wanted to travel a bit north, but decided it would be more enjoyable to spend time at anchor and exploring by dinghy or kayak rather than travel, so we headed […]

Cruising guests

Our guests, Bill & Eleanor arrived Saturday afternoon (Aug 5) at Penetanguishene. We always look forward to cruising with them; our friendship has roots on a Bermuda cruise in 1986, and we’ve cruised aboard ships, our boat(s), and yes, a family cruise on a rented houseboat on the Trent-Severn some 29 years ago with kids! […]

Toes in Georgian Bay

    Beacon Bay – fox (center frame) Since we were going to be returning to the marina at the end of the week, we wanted to head out for a couple days’ cruise, but not too far. It happens we were in the perfect location for that. There are a zillion places to see, […]

Georgian Bay Entry

Upon our arrival in Georgian Bay Saturday July 29, we opted for a marina stay at Beacon Bay Marina in Penetanguishene. The cruise from Port Severn to the marina was uneventful, and we arrived Saturday afternoon. The marina offers a 3 for 2 deal we took advantage of, so a 3 day stay. It was […]

Completing the Trent-Severn transit

    Channel from Swift Rapids- Russian Bay From Swift Rapids we continued through some very scenic areas, cottage industry has a whole different meaning these parts! Cottage after cottage after cottage….. some very quaint and rustic, some are monstrous mansions, hardly worthy of a cottage misnomer, but cottage just the same! Some have boat […]

Orillia to Swift Rapids Lock 43

    Swift Rapids lock approach We departed Orillia July 28 mid-morning. A pleasant run with only one lock, #42. We held up at the upper side of Lock 43, Swift Rapids and spent the night. It was a delightful spot, a very nice park, with some local cruisers also spending the night on the […]

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