Hello, Lake Superior
08 July 2012 | Whitefish Point
John and Cheryl
We took a day off yesterday and stayed in Sault Ste. Marie. The weather showed the wind blowing 15-25 knots from the northwest in Whitefish Bay. That was just the direction that we would be heading and fighting the waves. We have been going nonstop since we left Sandusky and decided that we deserved a day of rest. We caught up on our emails and called family back home. (We had an email from Karen back on F dock in Sandusky. One of the storms that tore through there after we left, caused hail damage to several boats. Talk about good timing for us.) We read our books and even took a nap.
This morning we motored over to the Canadian lock as soon as they opened at 9 am. We were the first boat locked through. From there it was a smooth ride to Whitefish Bay. Not enough wind to sail, but no excitement either. Laid in the sun for awhile and then threw steak on the grill for dinner. Gotta love this life.
F&*%, you forget how big this lake really is. After leaving the St. Mary's River yesterday we spent at least half the day motoring in water over 350' deep.
The trip was long and boring. Just the way you want it when you are crossing Whitefish Bay. Had no problem docking at Whitefish. The place is in about the same shape as it was four years ago. There is absolutely nothing there. Just a good afternoon to lie around and do nothing. We've become so expert at that. FYI, the steak we had for dinner tonight was about as good as it gets. Can't remember when we had such a great tasting meal.
The weather forecast for the next few days looks like we will be motoring if we want to get anywhere. Putting the sails up would just be an exercise at this point.