We all got up at 5am on Monday and got ready to do the crossing to Tobermory only to check the weather & find out there was a front crossing through Michigan that would catch us half way through our 8 hour Georgian Bay trip. The possibility of high winds, thunderstorms, waves & rain didn’t appeal to us so we made a quick small jump to Killbear and snugged back up to the dock before the weather set in. No cell service or broadband was available, & hasn’t been until now. However, we had a great time as we watched Loopers duck into this safe harbor all afternoon and enjoyed another mini looper reunion with 6 looper boats tucking in. Our UK friends, Final Decision are in the next slip and Queen Ann’s Revenge joined us for docktails. Tuesday did not look a great deal better so we sat it out as well. This is a nice little marina with a restaurant & store, but we are miles from anything else so we totally vegged all day Tues watching movies, etc. Forecast looked acceptable for Wed. We decided to skip Tobermory & head straight for Killarney, the oldest community on the north shore of the bay! The sky was blue & the sun shinning as we headed out around 7am. Forecast wrong!!! They don’t have NOAA here, or anything remotely close. 2 Meter waves (that’s 6 footers to us Americans)w/ the occassional 8 footer & 20+ knot winds & that is not our idea of a fun cruising day! As Brad put it, the Georgian Bay kicked our butt all the way to Killarney! It was too rough for us to even have our morning coffee. Are you kidding? We couldn't even “do” lunch. Even with everything locked down tight, we had some broken dishes, lots of things tossed around (like our furniture), water came in through the anchor locker from taking waves over the bow for 8 hours, soaked the lower bow berth, our Looper burgee blew off, my new electric skillet was pulverized, and frankly, we had a mess. Other than all that, we had a good day! We pulled safely into port with the help of 10 people on the dock, yes the wind was still blowing! I feel bad about putting the old girl through such a test. I mean the boat. Well actually I mean all us old girls. But we all performed well and there was never really imminent danger. However, it was our least enjoyable cruise of the whole trip. We will be in more “sheltered” cruising grounds in the North Channel. Hope we will haveVerizon broadband signals. It is sketchy up here so don’t worry Mom if you don’t see me post everyday! We're ok and we love you!