Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise
14 August 2008 | Marquette, MI
Our original plan for today was to download email, pick up our snail mail at the post office and be on our way to Munising by 1200 but downloading the email took longer than we thought and then there was a brief downpour and then we needed to pick up some things at the local farmers market and some fish at the fish shanty and then the kids wanted to play soccer for awhile while we looked over the mail and paid bills and before we knew it, it was 1400. The decision seemed even more justifiable as the wind had built in excess of 25kts out of the north and large whitecaps were now evident beyond the breakwater. We visited with some sailors from another boat that had arrived just prior to us who were from Grand Marais, MI and were also trying to head that way. We chatted about the weather for awhile and it seemed to both of us that tomorrow's forecast of winds diminishing to 10-15 kts sounded much better.