We rode the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from Tobermory to reach Manitoulin Island, the next destination on our road trip. This huge multi-leveled ferry carries vehicles in the bottom deck and then has two more decks that include indoor and outdoor seating, a video games area, full cafeteria and dining area, a gift shop and even a little museum display about WWI hero Billy Bishop.
Those in the know quickly scampered out of their cars and snagged the few adirondack chairs that faced the stern of the ship for a stellar view departing from Tobermory. We straggled but still managed to secure the first row of bench seats, since it was Monday early afternoon and not that busy. The cool lake breeze was so refreshing after a very hot day of driving and the ride felt very smooth and pleasant.