Primitive. Survival. Rating.
Wait. I guess my first update should be that we made it through the l.a.s.t. lock! Phew!
Now that we can finally stop talking about locks…Have you ever watched Naked & Afraid? Its on the Discovery Channel and its one of our favs! Two people are dropped into the wilderness completely naked and expected to survive for 21 days using their “primitive survival skills”.
I’d have to say the Georgian Bay has been sort of like that! (I know, I know…now you have an interesting mental picture, but just bear with me here.)
We kept hearing that the Georgian Bay would be the crown jewel of our trip. Supposedly picturesque beyond belief. It certainly didn’t disappoint on that forefront but, where it really shines is in its remoteness. Island after island with no one to interrupt whatever your day has in store.
We anchored at Spider Bay and then the Bustard Islands. Fully stocked with grilling options and red wine, we decided to relish in the uniqueness of not only the beauty but the surreal opportunity of being completely alone.
The week consisted of a homemade bow drill…and the hours that go along with attempting to make fire without matches, a subsequent campfire (a la matches) 😉, hiking, cliff jumping, sun bathing, fishing, skinny dipping and even two(!) encounters with black bears. Its been a refreshing experience, one I’ll never forget. I’m blogging today from Killarney – the gateway to the North Channel. Its still picturesque and remote, but with a little bit of luxury on the side…quaint dining options, a spa, and LOTS of vacationers! More details on our time here next week! ✌🏼