Life aboard Leprechaun

Cruising towards our dream, in search of the pot o'gold

19 July 2012 | Bayfield and Twin Cities
13 July 2012 | Houghton, MI
12 July 2012 | Outer Keweenaw, MI
11 July 2012 | Marquette, MI
10 July 2012 | Munising, MI
09 July 2012 | Grand Marais, MI
08 July 2012 | Whitefish Point
06 July 2012 | Sault Ste. Marie, MI
05 July 2012 | DeTour Village, MI
04 July 2012 | Roger City, MI
03 July 2012 | Presque Isle, MI
02 July 2012 | Harrisville, MI
01 July 2012 | East Tawas, MI
30 June 2012 | Harbor Beach, MI
29 June 2012 | Port Sanilac, MI
28 June 2012 | Lake St. Clair, MI
27 June 2012 | Lake St. Clair, MI
26 June 2012 | Grosse Ile, MI
25 June 2012 | Put in Bay, OH
23 June 2012

Against the current

27 June 2012 | Lake St. Clair, MI
John and Cheryl
Cheryl's Notes:

We took our time and left Grosse Ile a little before 9 am. Local knowledge told us that it would take over 5 hours to travel upriver to Detroit. They were right on. The view going upriver was pretty much the same as downriver, just at a slower pace. We did not pass too many other boats, but that was the plan for a midweek trip. We are now anchored in Lake St. Clair, right in front of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. I don't think that they extend guest privileges to our little club. We didn't even try.

We did see some Canadian Geese trying to make their way across the river to the US border. I wonder who checks their credentials. Where do they carry their passports? We figured that they wouldn't stay, Canada has a much better health plan.

John's Notes:

Nice quiet day. Just the way we planned it. We switched taking the helm often to break up the boredom. Sometimes boredom is good. Nothing eventful happened.

We have been anchored for over an hour and no private security force has approached us saying that we can't anchor here. If they do, I'm going to ask for a plat plan and see how far their riparian rights extend into the lake. That should keep them busy till we leave in the morning. We have anchored right in the middle of Wednesday night beer can races. We had a ringside seat as the boats tacked right past our boat.

Go figure. We had absolutely no phone service or internet access last night in Grosse Ile. Today, we were able to transmit from the middle of the Detroit River. We have made a couple of posts today, check them both.
Vessel Name: Leprechaun
Vessel Make/Model: 1999 Catalina 36mkII
Hailing Port: Bayfield, WI
Crew: John and Cheryl
About: John grew up in San Francisco and received his first boat for his seventh birthday. He has owned a boat since that day. His father and grandfather were both ship captains. His dream has always been to live on the water and travel to new places and spend his retirement years cruising.
Cheryl started dating John ten years ago. On their third date he uttered the words that would change her life forever. "Did I mention that I own a boat?" She fell in love with John and her love of sailing quickly followed. When he mentioned his retirement dreams, she was the first to say "Let's [...]
Leprechaun's Photos - Main
Moving Leprechaun back to our home port of Bayfield.
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2011 boat projects and traveling to the Chesapeake
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We finally made it to the Bahamas
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Boats in the Norfolk Naval Yard
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Our summer 2009 trip up to the Chesapeake
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Images from back home
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President Obama taking off from Cherry Point Air Station
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Snow comes to Eastern Carolinas
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This is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been through.
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Saying goodbye to Bayfield and all of our friends
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The Crew

Who: John and Cheryl
Port: Bayfield, WI