August 3, 2001
Just a quick one.
We stayed in Little Current an extra day (Thursday) due to ugly looking weather in the morning (foggy and overcast). But it gave us the opportunity to get some minor things done on the boat. And David and Sally, we had WONDERFUL ice cream that evening at a little stand at the end of the town dock.
Little Current was a mad house on Wednesday. Boats coming and going all day, often times waiting over an hour to get to the fuel dock. It doesn't help any that there is a swing bridge to the east of the town that only opens on the hour for 15 minutes. Between boats coming and going from the town dock, people trying to get fuel, and boats waiting for the bridge to open, it was fairly entertaining - - it's was a constant boat parade! And then on Thursday, although still busy, the traffic stream was moderate - - we haven't been able to figure out a pattern yet.
On Wednesday afternoon, the "Chanticlare" (spelling questionable) pulled in. The boat is registered in Florida and owned by the widow of one of the Evinrude's (boat motors). It was 100+' and beautiful. It was on its way to their "cottage" at The Pool in Bay Finn. Apparently, while there, they use the yacht as the generator for the cottage!
We set out early this morning for Gore Bay. It was an easy 30 mile, 4 hour cruise. The town of Gore Bay is small but friendly and comfortable. We are anchored in the harbor. And we are seeing grass and mud again on the bottom - - much welcome after several weeks of knowing there were some nasty rocks down there!
Plan to go on to Meldrum Bay tomorrow and than Harbor Island (off of Drummond Island) on Sunday. Then it is back to the States.
Still hot and dry here. It is horrible to see everything dying. But at least the water is cool (68 degrees) which helps the boat stay comfortable.
Hope all is well with everyone. Jeri and Brian