After a long downwind run on the prevailing southwest breeze, we stop for the night in a beautiful anchorage just west of Turnbull Island. It's located about three miles off the Ontario shore, which can be seen in the distance. Turnbull is uninhabited, but the lure of outstanding bass fishing often draws fishermen from the mainland. There is some confusion about the naming of Clara Island. On some charts it is shown as Sanford Island. The small islets in this photograph are unnamed.
Although the afternoon sky threatens, it doesn't rain. We enjoy a quiet evening alone, the only boat in the harbor -- a rarity for the North Channel in July. Tomorrow we'll head farther eastward and south to Gore Bay. That course will take us across the North Channel. We've had some wild rides crossing that stretch of water, especially one in July of 1991.
This article first appeared in 1995.
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