On 29 July, we departed Rossport and motor sailed to Woodbine – again. Woodbine is one of our favorite harbors along the north shore. It is well protected and lies at the SW corner of Simpson Island. One of its distinguishing characteristics is a prominent dome which is visible throughout the anchorage. We set the anchor in 10′ of water and got into the dinghy for some exploring. Click here for a video of Woodbine.
Woodbine is a great harbor for dinghy exploring. It has a wonderful display of columnar basalt. It is an easy walk up to a small inland lake, Kenny Lake. Fishing is reported to be excellent there. We hiked up and used the small boat and canoe that have been left on the shore of the lake. We paddled to the far end, walked around an area that had been cleared by a fire several years ago. As I recall, that was the year we had spectacular sunsets in the Apostle Islands because of all the smoke in the air.
We then took the dinghy to the base of the dome and climbed a rock fall on the south side. We got high enough to see into Kenny Lake. We were joined by Brian who was single handing his Baba 30, Tara. We know two of its previous owners when it was named Irish Mist.
After one night in Woodbine, we motor sailed over to Old Man’s Pocket for a quiet night at anchor and some more dinghy exploring.
We awoke on the 31st to early morning thunder and fog. After breakfast and some more exploring, we raised the anchor and motored back into Rossport and tied up at the dock.
The Dahlfin II was at the dock this time. Les drove me to Pays Plat to purchase 60 l. of diesel fuel. The new transfer pump I had purchased in Schriber had arrived so I pumped the 60 l. through a filter and into the ship’s fuel tank. We said goodbye to Les and Jo and headed out in the afternoon and dropped anchor in Morn Harbor.