Champ III: Going Places

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Ludingtom Municipal Marina, Ludington, MI to Snug Harbor, Pentwater, MI — August 11, 2014

Another cool morning with partly cloudy skies.  We did not have far to go so we got a real late morning start.  We were on the water at 10:30 headed for Pentwater which is approximately 12 miles from Ludington.

Pentwater was one of the stops we wanted to make last year but because of the Lake Michigan weather we did not.  Last September we left Ludington and crossed the lake to Racine Wisconsin,

The winds today were fairly light out of the southwest.  There seemed to be some wave action also out of the north that gave the water surface a confused appearance.  We just took our time and had a nice ride.  There were a lot of fishing boats on the water.  We also passed an area of sand dunes along the shore.  The dunes rose up maybe 100′ from the water.  Quite an impressive site.

Our friend Joe had gone fishing with his friends last night and they caught 1 – 25 lbs. salmon. Joe was disappointed in that last year a bad day was probably 6 or so of the salmon.  He said they were fishing in about 160′ of water but talked to some fishermen that were catching fish in 60 to 80′ of water.

Pentwater is a nice resort community that thrives on tourism.  They had a big weekend for the tourists and with it winding down the marina was still full for the night.  We had the pleasure of having Off-Leash in Ludington for a couple of nights and they left a little earlier than us but are also in Snug Harbor in Pentwater.  We also ran into Pete and Carolyn from Humbug at Snug Harbor.  It is always good to see fellow Loopers.

Weather forecast is for scattered showers and thunderstorms for the 1st half of Monday.  The radar right now shows everything just south of Grand Rapids and I hope it stays there.  Our plan is to go to Muskegon today where we will leave the boat for approximately a month.  We will get some work done on the boat and We will go home to see family and doctors.