August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012  Day 95        Little Current      Total miles to date:  1741.8

We left our anchorage between Beaver Island and Strawberry Island at 9:30. We need to make a bridge opening just before Little Current. The bridge opens on the hour for 10 minutes, so timing was important.  We made the 11:00 opening and by 11:15 we were docked at the marina.  Shortly after we arrived we saw another Californian 45, and ended up spending at least an hour with them as we visited each other’s boats.  As it turned out, we knew the previous owners of their boat! 

While we were visiting with them on our boat the Canadian Customs agents came by checking everyone’s customs numbers. Unfortunately when we cleared customs on June 24, we were not given a number, so the agent checked all our documents, our passports, etc. then finally issued us a customs number.  We will be out of Canada in a week but at least we now have the right documentation!

Then after the agent departed, our friends Lisa and Ron on Outbound arrived and docked right by us. We saw them a few days ago in Killarney, but will not see them again until this winter when we get to Florida. 

The next task was to go to the grocery store.  We were so fortunate that the grocery store has a policy of driving customers back to their boats!  After we put away the items, we walked through some of the small downtown shops.

Dinner with Ron and Lisa (Outbound)
We met Ron and Lisa for dinner at The Anchor Inn and then made plans to meet them again for breakfast tomorrow. 

We will depart Little Current before noon tomorrow and head to an anchorage at Croker in the Benjamin Islands.