Miles Today: 50 SM; Total Miles: 2,415 SM
Locks Today: 0 ; Total Locks: 80
It was time to leave Beausoleil Island and we untied the lines at 7:15 a.m. We retraced our steps for a few miles until we arrived at the Small Boat Channel. It was a nice, sunny day for cruising although we could tell it would be another hot one. The dragonflys were everywhere– I guess that’s better than mosquitos. Our travels today would take us through narrow, rock lined channels, and open bays with water depths ranging from 10 feet to over 150 feet.
At lunch time, we stopped at the famous “Henry’s Fish Restaurant” on Fryingpan Island. We had a pickerel dinner (Walleye), slaw, beans, and French fries. Every time we have ordered French fries in Canada, we’ve been asked whether we wanted gravy (the dish is called Poutine). We’ve always declined because we didn’t think it would be very good. But today we decided to give it a try and it was great. We enjoyed the dinner, although they gave us so much food that we had enough for dinner, too.
After lunch, we were on our way to Parry Sound. After a couple of miles, we left the Small Boat Channel and turned into the South Channel which would take us into Parry Sound.
The landscape changed from rock islands to high cliffs and beautiful trees.
We arrived at the Parry Island Swing Bridge just in time for the top of the hour opening. After the bridge we were in the busy harbor. Boats buzzed by on both side, and float planes were taking off and landing.
At last we arrived at the Bog Sound Marina, our home for the next couple of days.