Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Grand Haven, Michigan

The Lower Place docked in Grand Haven MI 8/28/17

We spent the weekend in Muskegon celebrating & saying Good Bye to our friends on Sanctuary. When Monday morning rolled around and the weather was “acceptable”, we left the marina behind…and a couple life-long friends but it was time to get moving!!

"Steve, will you look at something with me?"
The weather (as usual) was unpredictable so we picked an ultimate destination (South Haven) with several shorter distance “plan B” locations.  Lady Blue (Lake Michigan) was a little lumpy Monday with 2’-4’ swells/waves on the bow.  We were cruising about 1 mile off shore and the sun was trying to peek through the clouds.  While I can’t say we were getting “tossed about”, “hammered” or “rocking & rolling” – we’ve had better days.
The Breakfast of Champions on Lake Michigan
Grand Haven MI was our first “plan B” destination – we turned in the channel, the sun broke through and the water flattened…WHEW!!!  What a great stop!!  We tied to the city wall, plugged into electricity and for $20, we spent the night in the heart of friendly Grand Haven!  The walking/running/bike path was our front yard and we met a guy from Oxford MS and a Navy family of 5 just returning from Meridian MS!  Seems flying true Maroon attracts folks from everywhere!
True Maroon gets a lot of attention!
 We walked the downtown area, ate cheap Mexican for lunch (it’s been a LONG time since that happened) and headed back to the boat.  Before long our buddies Dave & Kim from Overtime docked right behind us…YAY!!!  We haven’t seen them since Canada!
Water & Rail is an important part of Grand Haven MI

Grand Haven presents a light & water show every evening during the summer.  We were docked right in front of the action…what a nice surprise!  These shots were taken from our seats on Overtime!

Tuesday morning brought flat water, light wind and sunshine…yep, we are underway as I write!!  I think today we are going to South Haven – but that could change.  We are kind of dragging our feet to delay entry to Chicago before Labor Day weekend.  We feel the week after Labor Day will provide a little more room on the water!
Remember what I said about weather changes?   This JUST happened! But we have RADAR!

Enjoy your Tuesday and please remember our friends in the water logged areas of Texas and Louisiana – their lives will be forever changed.

God Bless!
And there are days like this...

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