Covered Portage Cove, Club Island, Wingfield Basin, Parry Sound – August 14 – 19

19 Aug

So, we left Little Current on Sunday and sailed most of the way to Covered Portage Cove. Usually, we refer to this anchorage as Crowded Portage Cove but because most of the boats have gone home (the season is over), there were only four boats in the anchorage.

We didn’t do much – I convinced Dennis to go blueberry picking but that season is over too!

The next morning, we headed into Killarney for a pumpout and some fuel and then sailed over to Club Island. We did some swimming and hiking around – we walked way over to the other side of the island. It is quite pretty there – like a big meadow until you get to the water where it is a rocky shore.

Club Island shore


From Club Island, we sailed (again!) to Wingfield Basin and anchored there for the night. We went over to the lighthouse and talked to the people looking after it. If you want to stay there for a week and become a lighthouse keeper’s helper, you can for about $300. We thought we should sign up Glen!

From Wingfield, we sailed almost the whole way to Parry Sound – obviously it is time to go home as the winds were taking us there! We anchored at Killbear Park. I went ashore and went jogging – got stopped by a deer jam – a mother deer and her fawn were munching on leaves on the side of the road, so many people had stopped to watch.

The next day (August 18th), we motored into Parry Sound and spent the night at Big Sound Marina. Nick showed up to tell us his latest adventures (he’s going to Budweiser Camp today – his friend won two spots so he is taking Nick!).

Nick - August 18th

We also saw Glen and Jo and caught up on all their news. The most exciting thing that happened in Parry Sound was that there is a nude jogger running around! Check out the link!


We also saw Jimmy Flynn at the Stockey Centre and had two hours of laughing, so if you ever get a chance to see him, you will really enjoy his comedy and East Coast songs!

We are headed home today – the weather is really warm, so we’ll probably stop for one last swim in Georgian Bay on the way back to our marina.

We had a ton of fun this summer!

Parry Sound Sunset

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in Sailing in Georgian Bay


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