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Old 13 October 2008, 22:21   #1
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Thanksgiving Cruise....

We had a beautiful long weekend here in Canada, so we took advantage of it and headed out on a cruise across Georgian Bay from Tobermory to Killarney.

The distance across the bay is about 52 miles, and we logged a total of about 155 miles with some side trips. A few pics...

We stopped at Club Island to stretch and run the dogs. This island had a small copper mine early in the 19th century... Apparently the smelters came from Swansea, Cod!

The harbour is very secure... and in the summer, sailors often spend the night here.

A pile of tailings from the mine.

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Old 13 October 2008, 22:42   #2
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The approach to the Village of Killarney, 52 miles from Tobermory...

The welcome sign!

The "main street"... a major geological fracture known as the Grenville Front passes along all of northern Georgian Bay, up through Labrador into Greenland. Supposedy it was formed when the continents were floating around a few gazillion years ago...

The other good way to get around this area!

Ya gotta love any town where the Liquor Store has a dock!
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Old 13 October 2008, 22:48   #3
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A few more...

Killarney is famous for its Fish and Chips... caught in the morning, served at lunch... from a school bus!

We managed two stops... perch, pickeral, whitefish, laketrout... You're never sure what you'll get!

Our campsite for two nights... named Crybaby Bay... when Mrs. Stoo dropped a bottle of wine. Granite beats glass every time... Note backup bottle of wine held securely. She's not stupid.

Mrs. Stoo works on her Ph.D.... only two years to go!

Safe anchorage for the night... we could hear wolves at night, and see the Northern Lights!
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Old 13 October 2008, 22:53   #4
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And finally...

The fall colours are in full bloom...

Collins Inlet... more of that big crack. It runs about 12 miles here, separating Philip Edward Island from the mainland.

More tree stuff... and rocks. We have a lot of both around here...

Gratuitous bathing Beauty Shot for Prairie Toober!

Our approximate route...
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Old 14 October 2008, 14:45   #5
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Nice, Stoo;

Thanks for posting.

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Hey Stoo,

Your hurting me with those pictures. As soon as the weather permits it in 2009 my wife and I will be heading your way as mentioned over and over again. It looked like the perfect weekend for you guys with great pictures, simply amazing.

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LOL... That certainly wasn't the intent! As you know, it has been pretty "variable" weather this summer and we found that even when it was clear, it was often quite windy. Killarney is a long haul to be getting the Cr*p beat out of you!

This past weekend was as close to perfect as we have had all summer I think. It got pretty chilly at night, just above freezing, but at least that clears the bugs out!
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Hi Stoo
I thought it was just horrible weather here in west scotland!! Your pics are absolutely great and do remind me of some parts of the west of scotland. It looks as if you had a wonderful cruise and you certainly made my night with views of your lovely country.
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Thanks Jambo... Killarney is a beautiful area. Quite different than here in Tobermory in terms of the rocks... Ours are limestone, sharp and grey. Theirs are granite and smooth and pink! Our water is nicer though...!

We do hear comparisons made with Scotland and Ireland from visitors, so there must be something to it!
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