July 2 – Tobermory to Lyal Island

02 Jul

We are anchored out at Lyal Island, near Stokes Bay, somewhere at the top of the Bruce Peninsula.

It is very nice here – we’re the only ones in the anchorage, the water temp is 26 degrees, and all the flies have disappeared from the boat. Every day, we seem to attract a new type of bug and it is unfortunate that I am not more scientifically interested in them. Today’s bugs were tiny houseflies that appeared from the water (I guess). They didn’t do anything except annoy us because there were quite a few of them. So, when we arrived, I got out the micro vacuum cleaner and sucked them all up from the cockpit area. I would really recommend this vacuum cleaner for boaters and even for at home. It totally beats a dust buster. Here is a picture of it:


It is really small but very powerful. I had everything cleaned up within ten minutes. The vacuum cleaner even has a bag, and was only about $30 at Home Hardware. I think I will buy one for our house because it is perfect for quick cleanups.

Dennis has gone fishing but doesn’t seem to be having much luck. I think he just enjoys going from one boat to another!

The wind is supposed to come up from the south at midnight which won’t be good for tomorrow’s trip to Kincardine. However, the forecasters have been wrong before. It is very quiet here and the weather is perfect!


Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Sailing in Lake Huron


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2 responses to “July 2 – Tobermory to Lyal Island

  1. diane

    July 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    We have no bugs – they have all died of heat stroke.

  2. cherylcowtan

    July 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    We might be heading up that way this week. Any tips on shore visits?


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