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June 9 – Regatta Bay

09 Jun

After leaving Killbear Park this morning, we started motoring over to Regatta Bay but within half an hour, the fog descended upon us so we decided to drop the anchor at The Pancakes. We hadn’t been there since Nick was a little kid and we had Hetarae. It really hasn’t changed much – water, rocks, trees, water, rocks, trees… We did manage to find Nick’s birthday present – see below for a picture!
After the fog lifted, we headed over to the backside of Regatta Bay. Since the weather was good, no winds and a bright sky, we took a chance and got in – it has a long narrow entrance with ledges of Georgian Bay rock jutting out all over. Very spectacular to look at but pretty scary when navigating in a boat. I was on the bow and actually was somewhat helpful, watching for rocks and signaling to Dennis.
We made it in safely and are we ever glad we came here – this is my new favourite anchorage. The rocks are amazing – wild formations of pink and gray granite. The pine trees are all bent and crooked and there are lots of birds flying and diving around. Best of all though, nobody is here!
We will head home tomorrow but the temperature is supposed to be 30 degrees so we won’t be in any rush. It’s too bad that there was a snowstorm in Canmore, Alberta today – it sure is nice here!

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Posted by on June 9, 2012 in Sailing in Georgian Bay

 

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3 responses to “June 9 – Regatta Bay

  1. Velma

    June 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Looks like a beautiful weekend getaway, Jane! A few more weeks…

     
    • JH

      June 11, 2012 at 6:16 am

      Yes, I am counting the days… 🙂

       
  2. Diane

    June 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place – you are very lucky to be able to experience places like this. Thanks for the pictures – second hand experience is better than none!

     

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