Tobermory, ON, Little Tub Harbour – Eagle Island, anchorage – Sept 30, 2021
We’ve been on plane the last few days and this is no exception. We are heading along the south of Manitoulin Island, missing some of the most beautiful places to cruise. We do eventually start to head north as we come into Little Current.
In Little Current there is a one way swing bridge that opens for 15 minutes on the hour for boaters to travel through. Timing is important as the bridgemaster will not deviate from this schedule. We had forgotten this bit of information. So we did have to wait for about 45 minutes. No problem, it’s lunch time. Scott managed to have a down time for lunch without “eating at his desk” and enjoy a bit of reprieve from being Captain.
The bridge was swung open and we were off through the town of Little Current. Cute, small town that now is excited to have a Tim’s. There is grocery close to the city wall, laundry, LCBO, restaurants and whatever you need as you travel west. There are marinas available if you have issues with your boat as well.
As our fuel should be topped up for the Captain we take a side trip to Muldrum Bay, ON. In the past while there in 2015 everything was closed. We called ahead to discover that diesel and gas are available and a full service marina along with a campground has been built up. The marina has now a management husband and wife team overseeing the property. Muldrum Bay has 52 residents and is a great stop for the restaurant and if you choose the anchorage or marina.
We pass the Benjamin Islands a natural, granite rock that is pink. I’m not sure how it got its name but cruisers love this area. Mainly because of the pink granite against the black waters of the North Channel. Note that the water is black because of tannins. It is naturally clean water but has some many millennials of organic matter that turns the water a blackish tone.
We find our way into Eagle Island anchorage and enjoy the warm sunny late afternoon. Tonight we can’t wait to see the stars. It was a lazy afternoon on the bow with sundowners and appies.
We were greeted with a sunset, sounds of cicadas, crickets, birds and a loon. Later that evening the milky way showed up and a starry night that we haven’t seen in a long time. A recharge for us as we end our journey tomorrow.