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Tall Ships in Algonac
08/09/2014

We saw a beautiful tall ship docked at Algonac on our way down the St. Clair river.

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Heading home down the St. Clair
08/09/2014

Pulled out of Sarnia Bay marina at 7:30am. The St. Clair river was scheduled to close on the following day due to the International powerboat races beginning. So we motored out of the bay with no wind, and headed south to Lake St. Clair.

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Sarnia, ON
08/08/2014

While most of our party were wishing we were heading further north, we reluctantly had to head home and left Lexington at 7:45 am on a fresh breeze.

Finally we had found the wind! With a forecast of 5-10knots of wind, it was a pleasant sail to the St. Clair River averaging 6.5mph.

We reached the Blue Water bridge at 11:30am. Under the bridge, the GPS read 12.5mph which is faster than we've ever travelled in Bauble!

We Pulled in to Sarnia Bay marina at 11:45am.

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Lexington Harbor
08/07/2014

Temps in the upper 70's - it could be warmer, but we can't complain. We could do worse than shopping, eating and relaxing in Lexington, MI.

The ladies relaxed in the cockpit tonight while the men grilled a feast of lamp chops, steak, roasted baby red potatoes and grilled fresh beans and zucchini with dill olive oil and peach vinaigrette. it was a wonderful meal!

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Lexington, MI
08/07/2014

We had a very relaxing stay in Lexington, enjoying the restaurants and the swans that visited our boat.

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Sailing on Lake Huron
08/06/2014

The winds were light as we motored into Lake Huron, but enough to fill our sails. We were extremely happy to shut off the iron genny!

Our excitement didn't last though because the wind was light and diminishing. We ended up motor sailing to Lexington, MI averaging 5mph.

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Cruise ships of Lake Huron
08/06/2014

As we headed into Lake Huron we were surprised to see a cruise ship headed towards us. The Pearl Mist runs from Chicago to Montreal and back.

And one of the passengers was equally surprised to see us. As we passed port to port, a gentleman opened his state room door to take in the view dressed only in his underwear! Once he noticed us he quickly shut the door!


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The Blue Water Bridge
08/06/2014

An early 7:00am departure saw us leaving the shelter of River Street Marina and navigating our way back under the bascule bridges of the Black River. We were excited and a little apprehensive to dip our toes in the big lake, and to navigate under the Blue Water bridge with its strong current and counter currents.

After getting some tips from local sailors we decided to hug the Canadian coast as we drew nearer to the big bridge.

We started out travelling at 4mph in the river, and while we drew closer to the bridge our speed approached 7mph! Great tip to hug the coast, however we quickly experienced the strong current from the water flowing out of Lake Huron and slowed to only 1.4mph while directly under the bridge. Luckily we motored through and slowly increased our speed once we reached the lake.

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Who: Aaron , Danielle, Zac & Jake
Port: Ontario, Canada
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