Wed Aug 26: Croker Island Anchorage to Blind River Marina
07:50 engines on
08:00 weigh anchor in the Croker Island anchorage . wind from west @ 10 kts. Leaving the Benjamin Islands
09:00 rounded the Benjamin Islands and entered McBean Channel between Fox and Freschette Islands
09:30 approaching the Little Detroit channel cut at dead idle and entering the Whale Back Channel.
10:30 at the west end of the Whale back Channel
11:00 leaving the Whale Back and entering the channel entrance to Spragge
12:00 Past the Spragge channel and into the south passage near Gibson’s Island. Proceeding around Gibson’s and turning SW to stay in deeper water across the Blind River Bank
13:00 Tied up at the Blind River Marine Park dock.
40 NM 5.1 hours on engines
DOCK-TAILS with Glen & Kathy White from Waterloo ( owners of Tug R Knot II )
Thur. Aug 27 Blind Bay Marina to Bruce Mines Marina
07:45 cast off from the docks at Blind River Marina winds calm & sunny but still cool
08:00 about 2 miles out of the harbour and turning west toward the French Islands
09:00 passing between the French Islands and East Grant Island. Calm seas and light wind from the west but has become cloudy and overcast
10:00 Just passing West Grant Island and proceeding toward Bigby Island sw of Thessalon
11:00 ½ mile from Thessalon Point. 10-15 kt winds from the WNW. 1 -2 ft waves
12:00 making the turn around Cedar Island and entering St. Joseph Channel towards Bruce Mines
12:45 tied up at the Bruce Mines Marina
40 NM 5.1 hours on the engines
Fri. Aug 28 Bruce Mines to Sault Ste. Marie
09:20 After having breakfast at Bobbies restaurant, we cast off from the Bruce Mines Marina. At slow idle we left the harbour by the marked channel until about a mile off shore.
10:00 Entered St Joseph Channel about 45 minutes from Bruce
11:00 Going under the St. Joseph Island Bridge approaching Richard’s Landing ( a little town on the island
12:00 We have started around Sugar Island. We are still in the St. Joseph Channel south of George Lake
12:30 On Lake George, at the bottom end going through the marked channel as most of this end is shallow marsh area.
13:00 Approaching the top end of Lake George about 1 mile off shore looking for the S. Mary’s River entrance.
14:00 Continuing up the St. Mary’s river toward the Sault
15:00 Just below the locks turning into Roberta Bondar Marina. Strong winds & current. With some difficulty we landed and tied up by 15:15
Will be docked here for a week; while we wait for a new crew member as Marcia is disembarking here.
41 NM 6.1 hours on the engines.
Great Blog. Glad to finally see some pictures. That is, what I could see of them. They are far too small. You’ll have to work on getting them larger. I follow a blog called sailing wondertime and she adds large pictures like I do and I think she uses the same wordkpress that you are using. I high light my picture and select “Extra Large” , perhaps that will work for you. Good Luck.