Haul out day
28 September 2021 | Sassy Marina, Algonac, Michigan
Doug Lauzon | Sunny and cool
Today was the 140th day of living aboard Second Knot and ending our third season here in Michigan. Despite having to cancel our summer boat trip due to Cathy's cervical neck surgery while in Michigan this year, it was a great time with family and friends.
Our plan for next season is to travel north into the Canadian waters of Georgian Bay and heading west to the upper part of Lake Michigan.
Thank you to all that followed us on this blog site.
Dinner with our dock neighbors
27 September 2021 | Anita’s Restaurant, Marine City
Doug Lauzon | Sunny and cool
Tonight we shared a meal at Anita's Restaurant in Marine City with our St Clair Boat Harbor marina neighbors.
This made us realize that our boating season was soon to be over for another year. We have been blessed to have such wonderful friends, sharing a common interest, enjoying meals together, and lastly, not to mention, a few drinks from time to time.
Travel back to home port
18 September 2021 | Middle Channel, back to home port
Doug Lauzon | Sunny, cool, and calm seas
Today was our travel day back to St Clair Boat Harbor. Taking a new route, the Middle Channel which separates Harsens Island and Dickinson Island, the early colors of Fall were seen.
It was also a reminder, sitting on the bridge of the boat with a north wind chilling us, that the season of boating was fast approaching.
Meeting up with old friends
17 September 2021 | Mac Ray Harbor
Doug Lauzon | Sunny, warm, and calm seas
Dinner out with Joe and Pam was at a waterfront restaurant along the Clinton River, ordering nothing but a real favorite, fresh Lake Perch...so good! After, was a drive back to their boat at Belle Maer Harbor for drinks, Jell-O shots, and a dockside fire pit with their dock neighbors.
Travel to Lake St Clair
16 September 2021 | Lake St Clair
Doug Lauzon | Cool, sunny, calm seas
Today was our annual day of travel to Jefferson Beach Marina for the fall servicing of the engine and generator onboard Second Knot. Other than cooler temps, the trip was a great day on the water.
Tomorrow we will depart and head to Mac Ray Harbor in Anchor Bay, at the northern end of the lake. Evening plans are to have dinner with Doug’s college roommate Joe and his wife Pam.
Pine River Turtle Race
29 August 2021 | Pine River, St Clair Boat Harbor
Doug Lauzon | Sunny, hot, and breezy
Today's highlight on the Pine River was the First Annual Rotary Club of St Clair Pine River Turtle Race. Numbered tickets were sold as a fund raiser for the event. Over 4,800 numbered plastic turtles were dumped into a controlled area along the sea wall across the river from us. Powered by wind and current in the river, they floated a course for about two hundred feet before declaring First, Second, and Third places paying out $1,500, $1,000, and $500 winnings respectively.
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