Ludington 20120925

Great day on the water. Boats started leaving Charlevoix at 6:30 am, an hour before sunrise. We left about 9:00 am and the wind was out of the northeast pushing us along as we went. Once we cleared the Manitou Island channel we were in Lake Michigan proper and there were swells from yesterdays gale winds. We stopped at Frankfort for fuel as we were going to cross to Sheboygan Wisconsin. After leaving, we set a course to cross the lake but after about 12 miles the swells were just to uncomfortable so we changed plans for Ludington. Stopped at the Municipal Marina. Diesel fuel is $3.85 per gallon, best we have seen yet. We will try for Racine Wisconsin tomorrow. Great dinner at the Blu Moon restaurant.
The 1st picture is the Sleeping Bear Dunes, not too far from Frankfort and the 2nd picture is “Leaving Charlevoix” .

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