Miles Today: 55 SM; Total Miles: 2,540 SM
Locks Today: 0; Total Locks: 80
Unlike yesterday, this morning we woke up to a beautiful, sunny day. We hauled the anchor at 6:00 a.m. for our journey to Killarney, Ontario, which will mark the end of the Georgian Bay and the beginning of the North Channel.
The first 12 miles of our day we were in calm water with low profile rocks winding our way to the Northeast Passage where we would be in open water in Georgian Bay for 15-20 miles.
The Georgian Bay was windy with NE winds of 15 kts, giving us 2 foot waves with an occasional 3 footer splashing the bow. Not uncomfortable for us but poor Cailee was seasick. Once were back inshore and on the Small Craft Channel, it was calm again. We entered the Collins Inlet, a narrow winding channel some 20 miles long with the most beautiful and wooded hills and granite formations that we’ve seen here in Georgian Bay. We’ve been told that this a preview of what we will see in The North Channel. We’ll post a couple of pictures here then more at the end. The area was breathtaking!
One rock formation is called “Crabby Indian”. See if you can spot the Crabby Indian.
We arrived at Killarney at 1:30 a.m. and tied up to the dock at the Sportsman Marina. We walked around town – for all of 10 minutes. Killarney is a town with a population of less than 500. Originally founded as a fur trading outpost, it now relies on tourism.