The Last Chapter is Finished
04 August 2013 | Back In Chicago
What a sail!! Racine, WI to 31st Street Harbor, Chicago and Mother Nature let us know we had paid all our dues. Winds 12 knots or so shifting from NW, to N, to NE to E driving us down the coast at 8 knots, fantastic just what sailors hope for and dream about.
Overall, just over some 900 miles and lots of sailing, TBTG!
So once again Lucky Bird pulled off a superior performance handling the rough and the calm even hooking a dead head. Yup she's quite a girl and Kody did just fine. Would we take Kody again, absolutely without a doubt. We played tricks on her when we wanted to leave the boat without her. We hid treats all around the boat and started her on her hunt and then quietly exited. It worked every time with no barking. Good ole Kody.
Would we do the North Channel again? umm, maybe, but quite frankly I'm getting bored with the trip up and back on Lake Michigan. Close to 700 miles just to start the Channel experience. Maybe I'm just getting too senior to look forward to the Lake Michigan portion, all-though yesterday's sail was worth all the other stuff you have to deal with sailing on the Great Lake Michigan.
So we're packing up and heading back to civilization, darn!!