Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sailing the North Channel, day 10. August 29, 2012.

We tried to get going a little earlier today, since we had 51 miles to go, over the open water of Georgian Bay. We motored out of the cove and passed the Killarney lighthouse.

We each took a turn at the tiller (excpet for Toby). It is such a drag motoring. The fuel tank ran dry and as we were hooking up the next one, the wind came up out of nowhere. We did not start the motor again until we were entering Little Tub Harbor at Tobermory!

It was not an easy ride though.... the gusting wind was almost on the nose, and the waves were 3 to 4 feet high, about every 7th one higher... we all put on our foul weather gear. We really needed it! We were cold and wet all the way there.

We arrived at the harbor, and got the same dock we had last time. I hung out all of our foul weather gear to dry. It was quite warm and pleasant once we were off the open water. We got a few strange looks from people on shore when we arrived in all our gear!

We had a much needed shower and went to dinner. It was quite an exciting day to be on the water, and a wonderful "last day of summer" for the boat.

We plan to stay here at Tobermory tomorrow, and explore the town a bit.

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