Safely Into The North Channel
12 July 2013 | Gore Bay
Getting to Gore Bay, MI on Manitoulin Island took a little longer than expected. We figured a long sail from Mackinac to our Canadian check in point a Meldrum Bay but Mother Nature changed the game. Two great nights in Whitney Bay weathering a Nor'Wester. We should have gone east but as cruisers 25 knots is worth a little comfi-time reading and doing projects. Next day Meldrum Bay. Lots of attempts to sail and too much powering. Very light winds as a huge high pressure ridge settled in. As a side note, the Mac Race is this weekend, I just hope they have some air.
Now back to the cruise.
Ya know, these Canadians have it right. We arrived in Meldrum Bay to check into Canada. All check-in requires is a simple free phone call; a few questions like your name and how long you want to stay and you're done. Nice and easy, nice and friendly.