We maneuvered our way from Moose-Deer Marina, cruised back out of the 12 Mile Bay and enter the Small Craft Channel. At times we thought there might be a chance for some sunshine, but no such luck.
World Famous Henry’s Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island (yes, you can’t make these things up) was our lunch destination and we found it with no problem. It seems everyone we talked to in this leg of our journey has told us “Be sure to stop at Henry’s for a great fish meal and a good, old fashioned welcome”. They were right on. Owner, Paul Elliot, two dock hands and newly recruited greeter, Alex, were all on the dock to guide us in and welcome us to their summer “home away from home”. We enjoyed a wonderful pickerel lunch with tons left for later. Good and plentiful food with reasonable prices and terrific service. A must stop in this area.
We next headed for Perry Sound, about 16 miles further on. More granite cliffs, lots of woodlands and folks seeking some fun on the water during this August weekend.
So, we’re cruising along and I happen to look out our port side. Right there on the shore is a big, black bear scampering up the hill. I nearly fell over myself trying to get the camera and track his path up the hill. A Real Bear In The Wilds!!! Totally, totally cool! Here are the photos but, unfortunately you can barley see him.
Twisting and turning, we made our way up the Menominee Channel to the entrance of Parry Sound at the Parry Sound Swing Bridge. Here we had to wait about 30 minutes for the next opening. We patiently waited our turn as the bridge opened and the 550-passenger Island Queen entered the sound with her sightseeing passengers before us.
Big Sound Marina in Parry Sound proved to be our home for the evening. We docked, once again with the assistance of other helpful boaters then grabbed our tenniEs and set out for a walk.
They have a great fitness walking trail that we will probably try tomorrow but today we just set out to explore the little town. First we found the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame at the Center of Performing Arts just steps from our dock. In town we saw the old Fire House and the lovely new library. Stopping on the bridge to watch the flow of the Seguin River, we spied this familiar (but out of place) object.
Back on Quest we pulled out the movies and watched Vantage Point before crashing for the night. Now this movie was a good one and we are now 1 for 3.