We tagged behind the same three sailboats exiting the cove that we followed in last night and we all made our way through the wilderness. There is little evidence of human habitation here, just trees and rocks and water. Entering back into Lansdowne Channel we made our way to Frazer Bay then on into the North Channel.
Strawberry Lighthouse alerted us that we were nearing the Little Current Swing Bridge, the one-lane bridge that is the only connection between Manitoulin Island and the mainland. The bridge open every hour, on the hour, and we had to patiently wait the 40 minutes until the next opening.
We pulled into the Little Current’s town dock and tied up for a couple of hours. We had a leisurely walk, stopping to buy more charts and a bit of lunch at the Anchorage Inn before heading back out on the water.
A few more hours of travel brought us to the Meredith Point Marker with Meredith Island sheltered behind it. We made our turn into Clapperton Harbour and anchored for the night. Huddled behind Clapperton island we found what looked to be an old, deserted fishing encampment. It is now a forlorn sight but I bet it was prime in its heyday.
Dan got in a little more fishing (note I said fishing-not necessarily catching) and we watched the gulls and loon basking in the last rays of the day. I decided to feed the gulls some bread. Not good timing on my part. However, Dan did catch something! You will be happy to know that we successfully freed him and he flew off, none the worse.