Relaxing at the 'Old Club'
16 July 2012 | Harsens Island, Michigan
We had a very pleasant ride up the Detroit River. While not prearranged, The Grosse Isle contingent, ourselves included, met up with the Bablo group in the Upbound Channel (6 sailboats). It’s nice to know that the electronics are working well – as we were getting ship information via my AIS system. For those non boaters, AIS is a visual display that receives information from commercial ship traffic and pinpoints it on the chartplotter/radar display. Like air traffic controllers see the aircraft location, type, speed, etc. we can see the same info for commercial traffic. As I advised our small fleet of sailboats of a particular tanker (Victorious) headed upbound, they heard their ship’s name and called out to us. Nice to know everyone on the bridge of that ship was alert.
Lake St Clair, was a beautiful turquoise color, calm and serene - we forgot what a beautiful lake this is. A light breeze allowed us to motor sail all the way to the ‘Old Club’ on Harsen’s Island. The club is nestled between the south channel of the St Clair river and a wildlife refuge and from the water looks like a classic New England fishing village
Our Vice Commodore arranged to have all of the sailboats on the newly renovated wall - great job Dave!
A couple of days to rest and we’re off to Lake Huron via the St Clair river where the real adventure begins.