Due to technical/internet/cell phone issues- No updates could be posted for most of the week, so here’s a 4 day summary from the Captain’s log.
With the departure from Wright’s Marina, we are moving Southward; we hope to return to Britt in August of 2016.
Aug 18, 2015 Britt to Mill Lake on Colin’s Inlet
11:10 Fueled up and cast off from Wright’s 159 L for 103 NM
Proceeded down the south channel and crossed over into the north channel toward the Cunningham Channel into Sandy Bay
12:30 Out of Rogers Cut and rounding Roger’s Island (dead idle) and then away from Key Harbour into the N.E. Passage toward the Bustard Islands and back into Georgian Bay open water.
15:00 Crossed the Bay and made the turn at the Gronedine light around “the Chickens” toward the entrance of Beaverstone Bay
17:00 after cruising up Beaverstone Bay to Colin’s Inlet and Mill Lake we dropped the hook for the night.
45.9 NM 6.6 hours on the engines
Wed. Aug 19. Mill Lake to Killarney (Sportsman’s Inn)
08:00 weighed anchor in Mill Lake off Colin’s Inlet. Overcast and windy (20 kt)
At 800 rpm idle and 4.2 kts down the Inlet
10:00 Leaving Colin’s Inlet into Georgian Bay. About 4 ft waves and 4 NM across the Bay to Killarney Channel
11:00 Tied up at Sportsman’s Inn. Had a rough crossing. Had to tack twice out into the Bay because of 5 ft plus waves. We were at 2000 plus rpm to keep control and barely doing 7 nts.
14.4 logged NM 3.1 hours on the engines.
Thur Aug 20. Killarney to Baie Fine (the Pool)
12:30 Overcast and rain all morning. Began to clear around 11:00 and we made ready to cast off leaving Killarney Channel into Killarney Bay
13:00 Leaving Killarney Bay into Lansdown Channel and around Bageley Point light. 3 and 4 ft waves all the way
14:00 Rounded Bageley Pt into Fraser Bay. And waves are now 4 ft plus
14:35 Entered Baie Fine at the narrows and Okachobee Lodge and travelled the Baie to the pool.
16:00 dropped anchor for the night
23.7 NM 3.7 hours on engines
Fri Aug 21. The Pool ( Baie Fine) to Little Current
09:15 weighed anchor in the Pool and down the channel to Baie Fine at idle speed. 20 kt winds from the west
10:00 out of the Pool channel and into Baie Fine
11:00 out of Baie Fine and into Fraser Bay 2 ft waves. Turned around the red spar E28 in Fraser Bay heading for the North Channel
12:00 In the North Channel heading toward Little Current. Slowed down because we were not going to make the noon opening of the swing bridge
13:00 Through the swing bridge at the east end of Little Current and tied up at the town docks at 13:30
22.7 NM 4.4 hours on the engines
Here’s the boat that was docked beside us for a short time- would love to maneuver this through some of the channels!
Rec’d and read your log.