We woke up anchored in The Pool at Baie Fine to the pitter-patter of raindrops.
Well, that was a surprise.
Please make a note that if you are going to anchor in The Pool, check the weather a few days out.
There is no cell service.
So we were surprised.
Quite a View
Before we move on, I just have to show you what being anchored out in The Pool is like.
Pretty incredible, right?
Getting the Anchor Out
It was around 9 a.m. and we were ready to head out.
I got everything ready for pulling the anchor back up.
Gloves, 5-gallon bucket with rope, life jacket, headset.
I pushed the button to activate the windlass.
We were ready.
So I stepped on the “UP” pedal.
I noticed a bit of seaweed on the chain.
I stopped and knocked it off with a boat pole.
Stepped on the pedal again.
As the chain rose higher, the seaweed came up.
And up and up and up.
So much seaweed!
Sam and I worked on that ball of weeds for a good 45 minutes.
On Our Way
We followed our breadcrumbs on the chart plotter out of the basin.
This was just a little side trip.
It’s time to get back to the loop.
As we exited the channel and went out to the new frontier, we saw another boat that had anchored with us in The Pool.
We followed them for a while and found out that they were planning to be at the swing bridge at 1:00 p.m.
THE SWING BRIDGE!
We forgot all about that bridge.
And our marina is on the OTHER side of it.
Sam put the pedal to the metal and gunned it for a bit hoping to get to the spring bridge for the 12:00 opening.
That’s when the realization set it.
We weren’t going to make it.
So we started slowing down.
We got to the swing bridge at about 12:30.
The bridge opens on the hour.
It takes 6 minutes to open.
It’s open for 3 minutes.
It takes 6 minutes to close.
After we made it through the Port of Little Current Docks were right there.
As we walked to the office to get registered, a man recognized us from our YouTube channel.
He and his buddies are in a rock band, The Box, and they were performing at a Rockin’ the Rock festival here in Little Current.
We don’t have a lot of followers yet but we appreciate each and every one.
Sam and I went over and ate at the Anchor Inn.
Our server was very helpful and answered all our questions about the town including how to get tickets to the rock festival.
She wasn’t sure but thought that the tickets were for the entire weekend of concerts.
Since we only wanted to see The Box we chose to explore the town.
We searched for good Internet but couldn’t find it so back on the boat we went.
As we settled in for the evening, we realized that we have so much to be thankful for.
People, places, experiences.
Thanks for being part of that.
Well, this is where I usually put our Nebo travel map.