coffee, I washed the boat for the first time in a week. We then walked
the short distance to the store to buy a few things, including bread,
lettuce and some chips to make sandwiches to take with us. We also paid
for another night dockage, but were told we would have to move docks, as
they had a group of a dozen boats coming in today from Marine Max.
|It was a
little windy, but with plenty of help we sterned in a few docks to the
east, right in front of a 38 foot sailboat from Great Lakes Yacht Club
of St. Clair Shores. Our bow stuck out past the end of the dock by about
10-15 feet. We also met the couple next to us, who were from Lambton
Ontario, near Algonac, and cruising in their 1969 Chris Craft 28 footer.
Mytigood and Lime Cutter
had to move to other docks also, but those docks where they had to move
to were taking their time leaving. Evidently we had secured the last
three docks, and those boats were a little perturbed that they had to
leave. Finally, at noon, they did take off, and we moved Mytigood.
Anchored in Baie Fine
Lunch In A Dinghy
|We then grabbed all
our gear for the ride on Lime Cutter. Jim had his dinghy
fastened to the swim platform of his boat, and we tied a line to
tow an extra dinghy from Mytigood.
It was a great ride from
Killarney, through Lansdowne Channel, and across Frazer Bay to
Baie Fine. It was a little windy, but the sun was out today. It
was nice that Lime Cutter could make the trip to The Pool, since
Mytigood was not able to. This was the first time Jim had been
here, and once we passed Frazer Point and hugged the wall on the
way down Baie Fine, you could tell him and Jana were a little bit
in awe. Jim was just a little nervous navigating the route, but by
having Ed and us (who have traveled here before) along to show him
the way, it did help.
We decided to anchor just outside
The Pool in order to avoid the weeds, with the bow facing west
into the wind. After the main anchor was set, Kyle used the dinghy
to set a long line with a stern anchor. In addition, he also set
an extra bow anchor as well. The boat seemed very secure.
now took time for lunch. Afterwards, all nine people jumped in the two
dinghies for the short trip to shore where we then hiked up the trail to
Lake Topaz for our second time.
kids made it up the trail first, and started jumping off the
‘cliffs’ into the water. Gina went over to an area farther
away that seemed a little taller, and made a couple of jumps. I
did one dive and swam for a while. We relaxed and enjoyed the
panoramic views that this area has, and everyone took plenty of
photos. This really is a fantastic place, and literally off the
Our new digital camera takes both
stills and movies underwater, so Gina decided to give it a try. So
she directed Lauren, Kyle, and Alex to dive in the water over and
over again, while she took the pictures. It was fun just watching
them. They were all treading water, playing back the movies and
pictures, all the time laughing away.