Tuesday, July 29, 2014
After a cool, comfortable 47 degree F night, we woke up, had breakfast, and got ready to head to our next anchorage. We really enjoyed Baie Fine but we were ready for a little quiet privacy so we decided to try the secluded Beaver Island Harbour behind Strawberry Island. This would bring us closer to the town of Little Current where we expected to stop to provision on Wednesday.
The bottom of the harbour in Baie Fine is very weedy so it took Rick a half hour to remove all the weeds that were stuck to our anchor chain and anchor. By 9:00 a.m. we were heading out.
We motored the 19 nm in 3 and a half hours and were securely anchored at Beaver Island by 12:30 p.m.
The scenery was beautiful all the way.
We were the only boat at this harbour for our entire overnight stay. This anchorage is actually a conservation area and the scenery is pretty flat compared to the other anchorages we’ve tried. There was one spot where we could see between Beaver Island and Strawberry Island and the La Cloche mountains were visible.
The weather was odd all day and various types of clouds rolled in and out. We had some rain in the evening. It felt good to be snuggled into the cocoon of our vee berth and fall asleep to the sounds of the rain on our deck. I got up in the middle of the night and went out to the cockpit. Half the sky was still cloudy but the other half looked like fireworks with thousands of bright stars. This isn’t something we are able to see in the city and it is an awesome sight to behold.
This was a day of solitude and relaxation and we thoroughly appreciated it.
We are rested up and ready for some action in the town of Little Current tomorrow.