25.08.2007 - 25.08.2007
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Woke up in anticipation of the ferry ride from Manitoulin Island to Tobermory on the mainland.
Packed up camp with leisure and toured through Tekummah, Mindemoya and Providence Bay (a bit of a detour) on my way to South Baymouth.
Arrived at 11:30 an hour and half before its 1:00 departure, but there was no room left so I was bumped back to the 5:50pm boat. The ferry, a 385 ft behemoth called the "Chee Cheemaun" (indian for big canoe), was very impressive as it loaded about 100 vehicles and a handful of semi-trucks with loads of fresh timber.
Although I was a bit unsettled about not having a camp secured for this night, the two hour late afternoon ferry ride across lake Huron was quite relaxing!
Indeed I was able to find an open tent site at Happy Hearts Campground. All in all I slept pretty well despite there being a damn rock in the ground that seemed to find my back no matter where I was in the tent.