Monday, August 3, 2009

Midland to Byng Inlet

After leaving Port Severn we cruised to Midland, Ontario. This mural welcomes boaters on their way into the town docks. We did some provisioning, boat and fender cleaning, and a ton of laundry.

Henry's Restaurant is only accessible by boat or float plane. I guess that is what gives it it's cache, because the food is ordinary. (But HUGE portions.)

Arriving by airplane for dinner at Henry's.

Our boat at Henry's dock. (We're the lovely one on the far left.)

Narrow channel along the waterway. This is common up here--- that's the only way through the rocks. Gets your heart going!

The lighthouse at Pointe au Baril.

The barrel means that the channel is clear for passage. (I believe that "baril" is French for barrel.) These were early channel markers.

After all of this lovely scenery, we decided to anchor for the night in Sandy Bay. We tried a few different nooks, and crannies, and then decided to go farther back into the Bay, and anchor back there. I bet you guessed it again.... the only possible wind direction that would make us uncomfortable was west, and west it was! We rocked and rolled all night, and by 3PM the next day--- (I guess we're slow learners!) we high-tailed it out of there. We had to backtrack 5 miles or so, but were glad to do it. By that point, we had twenty knots of wind sustained, so we came up
Byng Inlet to Wright's Marina, and here we are. We are out of the wind, watching it rain, doing laundry, and using electricity like crazy!

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