We went from Killarney to Gore Bay which is 51 miles, and is part of the North Channel. We had a great night in Gore Bay met some gold loopers Steve and Ray on a very cool 36 Katie Krogen Manatee and had dinner with our friends Jeff and Beth from Tom Cat. Jeff and Beth have cruised the great lakes for many years so getting knowledge from them was great. Gore Bay Marina was a nice spot, good fuel and ship store on site along with good places to eat. Gore Bay is a town on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Harbour master Lee can be reached at 705-282-2906 for reservations or info.
From Gore Bay we went to Drummond Island which is 72 miles. It is a island on the north-east side of Michigan, we checked through US customs here at Drummond Island Yacht Haven (800) 543-4743. This is a nice marina the loopers get a discount here, dockage is only 1$ per foot. They have a ship-store, haul-out facility, fuel and a fleet of rental vehicles. Drummond island hosts a very rare environment known as alvar, a grassy limestone plain found only in a few places worldwide, the best example being on Drummond Island. The last 130 miles on the North Channel has been pretty windy and rough, we are happy to stay here for two nights and catch up on some things. The Bayflower will arrive today, check through customs and hopefully we will be doing some cruising together when we leave!
62 Nordhavn, great expedition boat single 375hp motor, 8-10knots with bulbous bow
Barefoot Shoes gold loopers left and Tom Cat right