Today was another hot, humid, stuffy day, just like Southeast Michigan is experiencing. When Candy and I came out this morning for her walk at 6:30 it was already in the high 70’s and humid. It is a good thing that we had a decent breeze across the water from the west.
We were at the Big Sound Marina. We moved there from the Town Dock yesterday because they had Wi-Fi in the marina and the marina has better protection from the wake of passing boats so it was more comfortable.
We only had a short trip today to Killbear Marina. It is a small marina at the intersection of the small craft route and the channel into Parry Sound. There is a large rock at the intersection with the daymarks on it that is named Carling Rock. Killbear Marina is in the 1st bay north of Carling Rock. Lenore and I have visited the Killbear Marina several times before and have enjoyed it. Killbear Marina gets its name from the adjacent Killbear Provincial Park.
There was a light chop on the water from the decent breeze out of the west. The chop was maybe ½’ to 1’ and the breeze was around 10 mph. A good deal of boat traffic on the water today, headed into Parry Sound with most of them bigger cruiser boats. Water temps are about 78 F from my instrumentation so there are a lot of people swimming at the various beaches we passed along the way.
I was listening on the VHF radio before I called into Killbear Marina and they did not seem busy with little chatter on the VHF radio. Just as I picked up the mike to call several boats called in to get fuel and dockage for the night. We needed to wait a few minutes so the dock hands could help with the lines.
After we were in there was another wave of boats that came in from the south. There was 5 more power boats that came in in total. The winds and weather for the next couple of days is not supposed to be ideal for boating so I think everyone is looking for
a dock to tie to.