01 Anchoring from the Wind

We're Finally in Georgian Bay

Sunday’s highlight was undoubtedly the Big Chute marine railway. Instead of a lock, one enters into a railway lift in which the stern of the boat is supported in a sling, while the bow comes to rest on the bottom of the lift as it leaves the water and travels on rails down a steep decline to the water below. Apprehensive at first (good British understatement), Mary finally decided it was good fun, at least once we arrived safely at the bottom. 

We are now (Monday evening) experiencing our second anchoring of the trip, forced to take shelter early in the day by rough seas on Georgian Bay.  As the photo shows, we’re in a lovely, protected  cove, but shortly after it was taken the wind kicked up to 30 knots and the Cosmic C was really tugging at its anchor.  The rocky shore is quite close and, once again, we end the day concerned about a crashing sound in the middle of the night -- but this time with good reason.

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