The 1st picture is the Sleeping Bear Dunes, not too far from Frankfort and the 2nd picture is “Leaving Charlevoix” .
THe last several pictures are of one of the grand old woodies. This boat is about 50′ and absolutely pristine condition. The dinghy has a Florida registration but the boat is from Harbor Springs.
Left Mackinaw City today at 7:00 am, before sunrise. Great pictures of the bridge on the way to Lake Michigan and looking back at the sunrise in the east.
Lake got rough with the wind out of the wsw and wave built to 4′ consistantly, not like they were predicting. The ride was somewhat better after we turned to do south at Gray Reef. We did not have any rain as it was gone by the time we got to where it had been.
Nice day in Charlevoix and the marina is running a special of 2 days for the price of one. We had planned on spending 2 days here anyway.
Met a Canadian boat out of Midland Ontario that is on the loop also. They came in a little later and decide to stay because of the wind. They are leaving tomorrow.
Charlevoix Marina is a nice marina in the middle of town. You do not have to walk far to get to anything.
Well the wind gods were good for us on Monday and we had a great ride from Harrisville to Rogers City. New friends we met at Harrisville are from Evansville Indiana and they put their boat in at Port Clinton Ohio with the intention of boating home thru the great lakes down to the Ohio River. This is their first experience on the Great Lakes as they have always been river boaters. They are learning how the weather/wind has a much bigger influence on the lakes than the rivers. We will probably travel some of the distance with them on the Illinois River.
Well it was a successful start on Thursday and we arrived in Harrisville. The weather has not cooperated. It is now Sunday and we are still in Harrisville waiting for the winds to slacken. Maybe later today or tomorrow based on the forecast.
Met another boating couple today that are from Evansville Indiana. The live on the Ohio River and are headed home.