HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZIE GOTT!
We pulled up anchor and meandered out of the lush channel, passing Macklin Light on our port side and then the Pointe Au Baril Lighthouse on our starboard. Pointe Au Baril or “point at the barrel” got its name a long ago when fishermen would place a lantern on a barrel at the harbor’s entrance to guide them home.
Soon we were relieved to enter the rough, open waters. We welcomed it after the tight turning in the narrow channels. We bounced around for several hours with the bell ringing several times. The sun peeked out of the clouds and gifted us with an afternoon full of sparkling rays.
At Thebo Point we entered the slim Killarney Channel and sailed right on past the town, heading for our night’s anchorage in Snug Harbor.
The popular anchorage of Snug Harbor has good depths and lovely woods lining its shore but locating it is difficult. We were lucky to find three sailboats hovering at the hidden entrance, waiting to be led in by a dingy. We shared this enchanting cove with six other vessels for a peaceful evening protected from the gusting wind.
Dan, forever the optimist, gave fishing another try but came up empty handed. Guess we are going to have to get him back to the ocean!!