9.4.19 – Mackinac Island, Round Lake, Petoskey, Duncan Bay, Presque Isle

Mackinac Island to Round Lake in Charlevoix, MI (8.20.19 – 8.21.19) We started our day with breakfast at the Watercolor Café right by Mackinac Marina – highly recommended. We chatted again with Rose and Tom and toured each other’s boats. It is always fun and helpful to see how other people organize. Then we headed to Charlevoix so we would be closer to Petoskey where we had a slip reserved for Tiger Lily while we headed to another wedding in Wisconsin. We were happy to see Judy and Bill’s boat already anchored in Round Lake. They came to visit in their dinghy which Bill also built – beautiful craftsmanship! We were nervous our anchor might drag since we were in 58 feet of water so we both slept (or didn’t sleep) in the cockpit. The next day was a work day – Bob spent time on the boat and Linda spent the day in the library researching Georgian Bay and the North Channel.  We are so thankful to be members of the Great Lakes Cruising Club. The website is a great resource and everyone we have contacted has been so helpful! 

After sailing to Petoskey, we picked up our car that we had left behind the museum and drove back to the cottage and packed for our drive to Lake Geneva for Joe and Kassie Warmuth’s wedding – great fun and we always cherish time with the Mike and Steff and their family. Even though it’s not officially a part of our sailing adventure we have to add that we had a great time catching up with Mike and Ann Douma and staying at their recently renovated lake house. They have created a peaceful haven while preserving the character of the house.

Petoskey to Duncan Bay to Presque Isle  (8.26.19 – 8.28.19) After the wedding in WI we came back to our cottage. This time we needed to leave our car there because we are on the boat through Sept 20th. Bob’s sister Carolyn and her husband Joe drove us to Petoskey where Tiger Lily was waiting. We had a nice dinner at the City Park Grill which is where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his books while sitting at the bar. The next morning we started our voyage to Georgian Bay. It was a rough and wavy start and Linda got really sea sick. From now on the Scopolamine patch goes on the night before we restart our journey. As we made our way around the top of Michigan we spent a night in both Duncan Bay and one Presque Isle which were beautiful anchorages. On our anniversary, the 29th we left Michigan and headed across Lake Huron, sailing virtually the entire way in beautiful sunny weather.

2 thoughts on “9.4.19 – Mackinac Island, Round Lake, Petoskey, Duncan Bay, Presque Isle

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