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Ontario Georgian Bay Wye River

On the Lady Chimo

sunny 21 °C

WOW It's been almost a month since I returned from BC and two months since Vietnam. It's a rainy day in southern Georgian Bay so I'm taking it easy on the "Lady Chimo" The Lady is a twelve meter fiber glass Ketch I have docked at Doral Marine which also happens to be the world's largest fresh water marina! Behind me, to the south that is stands the twin towers of Martyr Shrine and a little further up the Wye river is Saint Marie amoungst the Hurons whose major claim to fame was the massacare of several Jesuit priests and a whack of Huron Indians by the Iriquois. Basically read English against the French using the natives as their pawns. You can always get neighbouring tribes to fight. Not around here any more because the Europeans ran out of natives and had to settle it amoungst themselves on the plains of Abraham. I'm writing in English and not my mother's French so you can guess who won. To the North and everywhere else is pretty much the Great Lakes. I'm here because it's summer and this is the finest fresh water sailing anywhere.
I'm planning another trip about five weeks a tour of Manitoulin Island Lake Huron and the North Channel.
A uick exmple.
Last Friday i slipped out f the marina wwith my son Colin and his friend Kieth we tacked against a fresh North East breeze to Beausoleil Park anchored on the sheltered south cape and fished for Pickerel. Not much luck as the boys were way more interested in drinking beer. I got them up early, amidst much protest and we pushed on to Longuissa Bay where we fished. The hangovers focused the skills of the young pair and a first for our friend Kieth a 'Gar Pike' five feet long, one foot of that mouth and sideways sticking teeth. A really ugly mean tempered specimen. Other Northern Pike perch small and large mouth bass abound as there is little fishing pressure. We released all, had steaks for dinner then returned home Sunday with a light north wind pushing us back to the marina

Posted by patgoodeve 09:30 Archived in Canada Tagged boating

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