Leaving Lake Huron
05 July 2012 | DeTour Village, MI
John and Cheryl
We woke up again this morning to rain and dark skies. Unlike last time, we were safely tied to a dock. We had wifi access, and there was a storm system from Mackinac to past DeTour where we were headed. This time it didn't make sense to go out into the storm. We went back to bed for awhile. We woke up and it was still raining and dark. Time for a good breakfast. After corned beef hash with scrambled eggs and toast, the skies were clearing. We left at 10:15 and started across our last stretch of Lake Huron. Our crossing was calm and not enough wind to try sails.
We docked in Detour Village and walked around the town. I tripped in the grocery store parking lot and took a big tumble. Shook it off and continued on. In hindsight, I maybe could have sued and made a little money. Stopped in the same little bar as four years ago and had some cheese curds and onion rings. You can tell that we are getting close to Wisconsin.
We left today because we had south winds crossing the last of Lake Huron. Tomorrow the winds switch back from the north. It made for an easier crossing. Now, we have to time a weather window to get across Whitefish Bay. We are going to head up to Sault Ste Marie tomorrow. We may end up waiting there for two to three days for the weather to be just right. It has been some time since we have had to stage our journey like this.
I don't remember this town being such a rough place the last time we were here. Must have gotten worse in the last four years. Looks like they are trying to elect Rambo as sheriff.
We stopped and had a drink and some munchies at the same little place we stopped on our outward bound trip. They didn't remember us, but we remembered them. Nothing much has changed since we were here last. Well, Rambo would be a big change. If he gets elected he will probably kill everyone so it will be a nice quiet little town again.
I don't like crossing Lake Superior without radar. There are some large expanses of water and it would be nice to see the big ships and weather systems. Just no way to get ours fixed till we get home. Even then, we are not sure that it is not toast and will have to be replaced.