Rename this town Big Current
04 August 2012
Tony and Kat
Photo: Check out the current!
Getting into Little Current was interesting with a wild current, high winds and a dock that was too shallow for us. Some quick engine work along with the bow thruster and we avoided some gelcoat pain. The next dock worked out a lot better and again we were able to get 'Richard Sharpe' along side of us. Great lunch at the Anchor Inn - nothing has changed in this town either.
Our original plans were to go from Little Current to Killarney, and then Tobermory. As we pulled into Little Current the forecast became very iffy for the trip south. We decided to skip Killarney and head straight to Tobermory and wait out for the bad weather (25-30 kts South/Southwest) for the next two days. However, when I called both Big Tub and Little Tub, docks were full. The harbormaster at Little Tub said they could accommodate us but we would be rafted off. Ok life is full of compromises - so we decided to leave Little Current at 6:45 this morning to catch the 7:00 bridge opening. Kat even suggested we go at 5:45 (am) but we decided 6:45 would still get us into Tobermory at a decent time.
At 5:45 I picked up the forecast which showed Georgian Bay getting ugly earlier, combined with winds paralleling the river current and no shot at a dock our decision was made - stay at Little Current for the next two days and wait out both the weather and the holiday traffic (Monday is a holiday in Canada).
So we're in Little Current enjoying the Haweater Festival; music, street performers, car show and fireworks. In between those activities a little boat maintenance - reorganizing the lazarettes, etc. Hah a miracle! The step stool that was purportedly lost in Cheboygan miraculously appeared in the starboard lazarette. So now we have two since we picked one up in Gore Bay (p.s. M dockers ask Geri about the run on step stools).
Hopefully the Huron weather improves quickly, more to come on Little Current.