10 July 2012 | Munising, MI
John and Cheryl
We had another absolutely perfect day today. Perfect, except for the fact that we didn't have enough wind to sail. The water was calm, and the winds light. We motored past the Au Sable sand dunes and the picture rocks leading into Munising. We stayed in the marina last time through, but this time we choose to anchor in Murray Bay, at the south end of Grand Island. What a beautiful spot. Depths of 100 feet in the middle of the bay and then drops off quickly near shore. We are anchored in 14 feet. We dropped the hook early enough to get in some sun on the foredeck, and a couple of games of cribbage before dinner. The light winds tonight will rock us to sleep.
Have we mentioned how much we missed Lake Superior weather? We cruise in tee shirts during the day and have added an extra blanket for sleeping at night. It is supposed to go down to 59 tonight.
Yea, well, we may be cruising in t-shirts but we also have several panels of our cockpit enclosure deployed. The Bahamas this is not as far as weather goes.
The weather has been great so far. I would like to make it back to Bayfield without encountering any fog. The radar is still not working.
We are traveling like we were in a trawler but without all the creature comforts. We have everything we need though, but trips like this really make you step back and consider the benefits of a trawler. I'll have to consider and ponder this winter. If we do make the move, we know exactly what we want and where to find it. That, of course, would mean another trip to the east coast and return by boat. Not an all together bad thought.
This time last year we were in the Chesapeake sweltering in 100+ degree heat. Not the case here. So far we have encountered some really great anchorages. On our outward bound trip we were sequestered in marinas almost every night. I think we have learned a thing or two in the last four years. Miss the dolphins circling the boat in the morning though.