Hello from Brigitte 'n Bernie on board of MV Free Bird. Do you remember us? We are the Loopers.
   
  We completed the Great Loop on July 31, 2006 as we pulled into the channel leading to the various marinas in Killarney in Georgian Bay. What a great feeling of accomplishment!  
   
  We absolutely had a great ending to our journey. After all the rivers, canals and locks in Canada we participated in the Loopers' Rendezvous in Penetanguishene and subsequently joined another 24 boaters in the Flotilla organized by Karen and Bob Jantz of Beacon Bay Marina to explore the 30 000 Island region of Georgian Bay. What a super and unique experience driving in such a big flotilla through tight passages, rafting 25 boats together, all-day dinghy rides, tying up at small marinas in record time (read very organized fashion), shooting rapids of the Bad River in our dinghies, swimming in the warm and clear waters of this wonderful body of water.
   
  Unfortunately, we'll not be back in time to make the festivities scheduled for August 19th.  We really don't want this trip of a life time to end too soon, but we are getting closer every day. Hope to see you still this year!?
   
  Brigitte 'n Bernie on Free Bird