[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Journey Home/”/]/On Monday,6/25 we arrived on Mackinac Island.We had lunch at the Pink Pony and watched the ferries come and go.On Tuesday,6/26 we passed under the Mackinac Bridge on our way to Leland. We passed may Great Lakes Freighters.We ate at the “Cove”in Leland.Their specialty is a bloody Mary with a whole smoked chub in it(a Chubby Mary)On Thursday 6/28 we arrived in Ludington our last stop before going home. We met Tom and Linda onboard their boat Xanadu. On Friday 6/29 we crossed our wake at Big Red arriving in our slip at 3:45 after many hours and miles on our incredible journey.
[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Good Bye Canada/”/]On Tuesday,June 19 we anchored for lunch and a swim in Frying Pan Harbor.That night we tied up a Henry’s and ate fish and chips.On Wednesday,June 21 we arrived in Parry Sound and tied up to the Town Dock where there were frequent flights of floatplanes in and out of Georgian Bay Airways. That night we watched Canada TV’S coverage of the S.S.Keewatin’s Journey Home. Friday night we achored in Killbear for a farewell dinner to our friends aboard “Snow Cat”. Thank you Don,Bernie and Kate for all the memories of food,Mexican Train and your friendship.On Saturday morning “Snow Cat” headed home to Tobomory and the “Harem” continued it’s journey to Killarney. On Sunday,we arrived in Gore Bay in the North Channel.It is our last stop in Canada. Next Stop Drummond Island in the good old USA.
[dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Last Lock/”/]On Friday,June 15 Al made a visit to the emergency room in Orillia. He had an allergic reaction which caused his eyes to swell shut and one hand. Thanks to prednisone he is doing better. Saturday,June 16 we spent the night at Lock #43 Swift Rapids. On Sunday,June 17 we reached Lock#44 the Big Chute.It is the famous maine railway which dates back to 1978. The park staff uses loud speakers to direct you into slings mounted on a railway car and then transported over land to the body of water on the other side.We went to a Father’s Day lunch at the Dam Grill with Don’s grade school friend Mike and his wife Peggy. On Monday morning we went throught the last lock on the Trent Severn. We are now on Georgian Bay.