Diary - Day 27




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Day 27 Tuesday June 7th Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario – Tobermory, Ontario

Ian Nottage

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The day started bright & sunny again but this time the weather held fine. Already at 06.30 there was a hive of activity in & outside the hotel, so it seemed that the whole group had heeded the warning from the previous day, not to be late starting. There was a 220 mile drive to the ferry, so all were a little concerned about making it in time.
As it turned out, the drive was very straightforward & everybody arrived well before the ferry was due to leave from South Baymouth. (Maybe it was just that, after 27 days on the road, we were finally getting a bit more disciplined?). Only one car had a problem - that of Bob Murray with an eventual diagnosis of dirt in a fuel filter.
While waiting for the boat we had lots of time to enjoy the sun & there was a long queue for ice creams.

The M.S. Chi-Cheeman (meaning Big Canoe) arrived dead on time & we had a very enjoyable 2 hour relaxed crossing to Tobermory.
The “high point” of the day for me, was the enthusiastic wave flagging greeting we had from the local Canadian Morganeers as we drove off the ferry at Tobermory
Some time was left to explore Tobermory before sitting down to an organised meal at the Princess hotel; some were also staying at Harbourside Motel across the harbour . The Swiss group celebrated Ulrich’s birthday with plenty of “santés” so we finished the day with yet another party



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