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Picture perfect picnic spots, dinghy runs up the rapids,
stunning scenery - the Bad River in Georgian Bay's northeast
coastline has it all.

exploring await and my daughter even takes our friends' dog out
on the board. They both have great sea legs and are exhilarated
by the ride.
In what has become a familiar tune over the past few years,
our travel plans are altered as ferocious winds keep us at the
dock one extra night. No matter, in our often over-scheduled life
it serves as a gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses - or in
this case, enjoy a good book and be rewarded with an unbelievably luminescent starscape at night.
We head out on a brilliant sunlit morning, gobbling up the
kilometres, the water smooth and calm, creating a glorious day
on the bay. Passing Loon Island, we're rewarded by the sight of
a loon who dives below at our approach. It makes you contemplate the stories behind the names gliding by like Franklin
Island, Doctor Oil Island, Dead Island, Obstacle Island; all full
of history and mystery.
Traffic picks up as work boats and cottage boats loaded with
supplies buzz by as we near the entrance to Pointe au Baril
Station. If you're looking for a supply stop on the route north, this
is a good one. Although the secondary route in is several miles
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grocery and hardware store right across from the public docks;
several marinas with transient docks, gas, parts and repairs; a
restaurant or two; and a short walk away on the highway a liquor
store, fast food choices, a post office and convenience store.
We push on as we've set our sites for Britt in Byng Inlet as
our evening's destination, saving our exploration of the Bayfield
Inlet area for our return trip.
Georgian Bay offers so many ways to get out on the water. As
we near the tidy Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue station and picturesque Gereaux Island Lighthouse on the south
side of Byng Inlet, I stop counting the flotillas of kayaks bobbing
on the bay or pulled up ashore, setting up camp. Clearly this is
a paddlers' paradise. Cruising down the long inlet, several spots
sport parked kayak rack trailers, proving it a popular launching
area for group and individual travellers.
Boaters have a few choices for overnight transient dockage
including Wrights Marina Ltd. and St. Amant's Waterfront Inn
& Marina a little further up the inlet. This time we opt for the
convenience of St. Amant's with its restaurant, grocery store,
liquor store and hotel - a bonus if you have extra crew on board
who would enjoy a night ashore.
Earlier in the summer, while driving back from a hiking
expedition to The Crack in Killarney Provincial Park, we
stayed overnight at St. Amant's and discovered vehicles and
vessels pay the same for their fuel. In August, the $1.15 a litre

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2017

Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
International Cruising Destination: Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean
Sail Review: Leopard 45
Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
The Port Hole
Trailering Part 1: Trouble-free Towing
Crossing the Line: Let’s Make the America’s Cup Great Again
Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Sail Review: Leopard 45
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