Dennis left Parry Sound on Wednesday evening for a quick trip to Killarney. He stayed overnight at Killbear Park, somehow managed to get an invite onto the boat from Brazil and had a wonderful time. The next day, he headed out to Killarney at 5:00 am, hoping to sail the whole way. He only sailed for a couple of hours but spent most of his time killing bugs and cleaning. He said there was a variety of bugs – ankle biters (tiny houseflies) and nosee’ums. They followed the boat by the thousands and landed everywhere. I am really sorry to have missed all of that (I had to work – what a shame!). When he arrived at Covered Portage Cove at around 6:00 pm, he anchored safely and then rowed around in the anchorage looking for someone to talk to. (I guess the people from Brazil hadn’t arrived!). He then spent the evening and most of the next day cleaning and polishing the entire boat (because of the bugs). When I arrived, it was clean as a whistle!
I actually took a more common form of transportation – a car – to Killarney and arrived in two hours. Of course, I did see a bear crossing the road right in front of me.
It is supposed to be 30 degrees today and very sunny, so we will go hiking in the morning and swimming in the afternoon. We might go back to Killarney and meet Marlene and Kevin (they are coming by motorcycle). We’ll see – we might just hang out on the boat and relax.