HAPPY SUNDAY! We are officially back on U.S. soil and I have to admit, it’s bittersweet. I’ve been longing for a few of my staple USA items! *Dunkin’ Donuts coffffeeee* 🙈 ☕️ But we LOVED Canada AND as it turns out, we saved the best for last!
The North Channel is, without a doubt, the front runner for our favorite part of the Great Loop thus far. It encompasses everything we love about being on the water. The scenery is breathtaking; hiking trails are plentiful; the gunk holes allow for easy anchoring; and there are even some luxurious resort marinas along the way (Killarney Mountain Lodge)- which as you may have noticed is something I get pretty excited about.
We drifted from Killarney (above) to Topaz Lake at Baie Fine (below).
From there, we overnighted in Little Current – which turned out to be cute and quaint and all things “small town”. (The local grocery store even offered to drive me back to the dock when they overheard I was visiting by boat.) 👸🏼 I picked apples while Tom did some boat maintenance (engine oil change) and then we were off to the Benjamin Islands!
If you’re planning to do the Great Loop…or just happen to have the luxury of visiting the North Channel, put the Benjamin Islands on your “Must Do” list! The islands are simply serene and allow for an absurd amount of fun with easy dinghy access, perfect hiking conditions and ideal campfire sites.
We are blogging today from Drummond Island (🇺🇸 ) and charting our course for the coming week as we make our way to Chicago. I’m practically wiggling in my chair just thinking about getting to Chicago! We’re planning to stay for a week or two and I.Cannot.Wait. to explore another new city!
Post Script: It’s chilly here today – we’re in sweatshirts – and it makes me nostalgic for summer already! 😭