Covered Portage Cove, Ontario, Aug 15

Early morning in Hopewell Bay a lovely sunrise.

Leaving Hopewell Bay in Shawanaga Inlet Mark took Fitz to take pictures of Cherish underway.

Mark returning, as you can see the weather was still beautiful as this if very early in the morning and Mark is not cold.

To treat the twin 370 hp Cummins diesels appropriatly, we clean them out every four or five hours by running them up to 2,500 RPM vs the normal 1,300 RPM. This is a sample of the water that is disrupted by Cherish at 2,500 RPM.  That wake makes it fun for jetskiers, but this electric powered surfboard set a new standard for cool.

While we speak about the good parts of the trip we should be clear that bugs are endless challenge. Here is both a bug zapper light and fly paper.

We headed for Point Au Barel lighthouse hoping to anchor and tour, sadly it was closed. The dock was too small for Cherish so Currie backed Cherish up and dropped off Mark and Debra.

Then  Stephanie and Currie hovered in the channel. Mark took pictures of Cherish waiting.

Mark also took pictures of the lighthouse and Debra on their walk about.

Then we headed towards the North Channel of Georgian Bay via Killarney Ontario.  It is a very small, boat focused community.

Stephanie took pictures of Mark too.

Mark, Debra, and Stephanie went for fish and chips at the famous Herbert Fisheries.

Currie’s vegartian ways send him walking Killarney including this church and this house which is very typical, built on solid Canadian Shield.

This is a picture outside the Killarney General Store on the left and the riverfront liquor store, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)

Cherish was pretty big compared the the boat company in town. However, there is always someone bigger.

We left Kllarney and just across the chanel was a recommend anchorage in Covered Portage Cove.

Stephanie captured these images using her Olympus camera art mode.



Stephanie captured this classic wind swept tree.

More traditional pictures of one of the many lovel boats in this amazing anchorage.

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