"Cygnus" - Cruising the Great Lakes

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14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior
14 August 2015 | Lake Superior

Still at Matheson Island

11 August 2009 | North Channel, Ontario
Gary Harkins
I got up this morning about 0800, Patty stayed in bed a little longer. I sent Buster to shore with the Frisbee that he has destroyed, that's the only one we allow him to take to shore, but he left it there when he came back to the boat. I'll have to go to shore with him later to see if we can find it. Patty is making eggs, potatoes, and Canadian bacon for breakfast and it's starting to smell really good! The winds picked up out of the North last night and straightened out our anchor chain lying on the bottom which moved us towards shore a little. Nothing dangerous, but I'll be taking in a little anchor rode, to pull us further offshore, after breakfast.

I started the generator to do a little cleaning. A little turned into a lot! We went through the whole boat. The interior looks pretty good now. I wish I could say the same thing for the exterior. It is a pretty day and it's already 1220 so it's time to do something more fun than cleaning!

We went for a swim and I tried to find Buster's Frisbee. The swim was successful, the Frisbee hunt was not! We were going to go over to the sand beach on the west end of this anchorage and throw one of the good Frisbees for Buster, but there were some dark clouds coming in. Before we could even get in the dinghy it started to rain. The rain came down quite hard for about ½ hour and then quit. The clouds are back to being white, fair weather clouds so we'll probably get to do something yet this afternoon.

Patty decided to stay on the boat and practice her banjo. I took Buster to shore and went blueberry hunting. Hunting is the operative word here, as I found a grand total of 11 blueberries! We split the last of the venison burger into two meals and had the last half tonight along with a salad and applesauce. We still have about five meals of venison chops and steaks. We'll be leaving here tomorrow morning for Fox Island. Fox is a beautiful anchorage. Some of my favorite pictures are of our boat anchored in Fox.

There were prizes at Roy's party and plenty of food.
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Vessel Name: Cygnus
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina C400
Hailing Port: Harbour Towne Marina, Muskegon, Michigan
Crew: Patricia Harkins
About: My wife of 39 years.
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I teach both levels of celestial navigation for the USPS and have achieved the rank of SN. I practice celestial navigation every time I am on the boat. It has become a passion of mine. It is my desire to get some blue water experience with someone who needs additional crew for a blue water [...]
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