After the harrowing experience at Buoy 30, Rogers Cut with its hard right turn at the entrance, was tricky but thankfully uneventful. This area is littered with small islands and uncountable numbers of glacier rounded rocks protruding over the water.
|Entrance to Rogers Cut|
|Multitude of glacier rounded rocks|
Soon we entered the
Georgian Bay’s open waters again to move further north.
This stretch is considered treacherous in bad weather as it is exposed to
winds for 50 miles to the south. With more amazing luck, we worked our way up
to the beautiful in calm water, and
if storms were not forecast in the coming days, we would have anchored here. We sighted the first Great Lakes sea gulls near these islands since leaving Lake Michigan in 2012. Bustard
|Sea Gulls near the Bustard Islands|
Further up, we reentered the inside channel, crossed
, and entered the Collins Inlet.
Collins Inlet was touted by one looping cruiser as the best over the entire Great Loop. It is different from what we have been seeing the last few days, with high rocky cliffs and many trees. It reminded us of the Tennessee River near Chattanooga only with more rocks. We went midway through the
channel to anchor in Beaverstone Bay . As we sit here this
evening, you can imagine how fortunate we are feeling, as the day could have
been a really serious disaster. Mill
Lake without another boat in sight
|Entrance to Collins Inlet|
|Collins Inlet from the stern|
|View of our anchorage in Mill Lake|