SANDUSKY TO CLEVELAND
07 September 2010 | Cleveland, OH
We had a very nice stay at Battery Park Marina in Sandusky, Ohio. Craig joined us on Saturday - bringing his 8 cases of beer, of course, Bill did manage somehow to find room for it all. Met a nice family there - Gary & Linda aboard 'Horizons' who will be leaving about the 15th to head south.
Left Sandusky on Monday but made it a short day and went to Lorain, OH. We stayed at Spitzer's Lakeside Marina. Not impressed at all. They put us at the end of the dock along with the TONS of bird shit and what looked like bones from dead birds. We went to the office and they said they charged $80 a night (absolutely way over priced) but since we had Boat US membership it would only be $60.00. Finally talked them into $50 based on the slip they gave us. While grilling dinner Bill & Martha aboard 'Eagle's Wings' pulled in. We met them at Port Sanilac on Lake Huron. They are heading home to Canada, going through the Welland Canal to Lake Ontario. We met a nice man, along with his dog Buddy, who is a security guard for the other Spitzer's marina. He drove us to the grocery store, then waited for us and drove us back to the marina.
We are staying at the Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland. Only $1.00 per foot for the first night and free the second night. As we were approaching Cleveland there was an air show going on that included the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. That was great to watch. Shortly after we pulled in two other cruising sailboats arrived from Sandusky - Jack & Kris aboard 'Renaissance' and Dan & Mariann aboard 'Midori'. We immediately knew they were going through the Erie Canal since both had their mast cradles already built, on the deck and ready to go - we were very impressed!! We got lots of great tips and even tried to talk Dan into building our cradle for us (ha ha). Both great couples heading to the Bahamas and we hope to see them again in our travels. Due to weather (AGAIN) looks like we may be here for a few days so we just may be heading for a Home Depot this morning to get lumber and nails to build our cradles while here. Tomorrow we may go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.