A lot of boaters go to the North Channel for their vacations. Very few cottages can be found due to the lack of roads. The nature is serene; and a lot is untouched; a lot of rocks,
pines, hidden bays to anchor at. Waterfowl - mallards, ducks, mergansers, loons, geese - come by our boat out of curiosity or hope to catch some treat (we don't feed). Beavers are not very good neighbours, telling us their discontent by slapping their tail on the water. It is such a beautiful region. The Group of Seven - a well-known school of landscape painters 1920 to 1933 - was inspired by this rugged wind-swept forest panorama.
During the month of July and early August, many Americans sail to the North Channel. But this year, due to COVID, they are not allowed. So there are very few boats and tourists. Unfortunately, local commerce, that rely on tourism during these 3 usually intense summer months, will suffer this year. For example, Killarney has been a sailing/outdoors mecca bustling with tourists and boaters.
Today, Killarney's Sportsman's Inn, a waterfront hotel with dozens of boat slips, is temporarily closed due to COVID. Only one boat - theirs - is docked. It's a sad sight.
Weˋll be spending the next 2 months in the North Channel.