FORTY boats at this Great Lakes Cruising Club Wilderness Rally!
Traveling together with our old friends Jim & Marissa Fleming on their new (to them) Catalina 47 “Silent Partner”.
“Club Saint Phillipe” on small island just east of Keyhole Island. Lots of activity there.
Kilarney Mountain Lodge: They tried to put us in a slip just to the east of the fuel dock. Looked kind of shallow there to us. We warned them that we draw six feet (but people have a hard time believing this of a thirty foot boat; they assume we are exaggerating). Ran hard aground at the mouth of the slip and had to be towed off.
Transited the Blasted Cut, tightest squeeze in all of Lake Huron. No bumps!
Forget anchoring in this place, too deep and narrow. Tied off to trees on shore.
Donut Bay nearby appears to offer conventional anchoring but its not as scenic. No anchoring in Pothole Portage Bay! Forty feet deep right up to the surrounding cliff walls. Even at 3:1 scope the swinging circle would be too large. Tied up to two trees on opposite sides of the bay.
Took a long dinghy trip (rowing; too many portages to bring the outboard) west all the way to the highway to Whitefish Falls. Bay of Islands is just across this highway.