|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.
|And there are days like this...|