Gargantua Harbour was to be the next stop after leaving Quebec Harbour. Gargantua was once again reported to be a beautiful and well protected anchorage. Lake Superior was as flat as we had seen her since we made our crossing to Isle Royale as we motored our way back to the mainland. As we neared Gargantua the wind piped up to a rousing 15-20 knots. The northwest wind left the Gargantua anchorage protected but there really wasn’t a decent place to anchor because of the depth contours. A quick consultation of Bonnie Dahl’s book and our chart plotter had us steaming south for Beauty Cove (47°30.1’N, 84°52.8’W) which we hoped would provide our shelter for the night.
It turned out that Beauty Cove was awesome. It was deserted except for us and had the clearest water that we had seen on Lake Superior. On top of that, it was finally warm enough to dive off the boat and swim. It was totally exposed to the southwest so we had to watch the weather while we were there but we managed to stay for two wonderful nights.
We hiked to a short ways to the open lake on the west side of the cove and get to check out some of the rock formations up close. Beauty Cove was definitely a favorite stop.