Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lazy Day in Pentwater and sail to Grand Haven

The forecast was for rain all day Wednesday so we decided to stay in Pentwater another night. Winds were forecast to be more favorable as well. We made the right decision!

The XM Weather radar (thanks again, Todd) showed rain south of us. Our neighbor for the day, who also waited out the rain, told me it rained all day in Muskegon. We would have been in the rain all day if we left.

Bob and I used the down day to rest. We explored town and checked out boats in the marina. After lunch I took a nap while Bob went for a walk. Before dinner we visited 2 of the 4 bars in town.

We talked to a couple from Egypt. He grew up in Windsor, Ontario and now is a principal at a British school in Cairo. He brought his wife back to spend time at his family's summer cottage. He even brought his kit surfing gear all the way from Egypt to try his luck on Lake Michigan.

Dinner consisted of penne pasta with Karen's delicious meat sauce and garlic bread cooked on Donnybrook. Food cooked and eaten on the boat always tastes a little extra special.

Today we're motor sailing south to Grand Haven, our last stop before returning to Chicago. Bob made fresh brewed coffee (I still get a kick out of the percolating coffee pot) and I made scrambled eggs with ham steaks for breakfast while under way.

The weather is nice: cool and overcast with relatively flat lake and southwest winds which are helping us to motor sail at hull speed. This morning's thick fog burned off mid morning. It's not as nice as Tuesday's "best sail ever" but close.

We're seeing a lot more boats going up and down the shore today, especially large cruisers. People must be positioning their boats for the weekend.

The picture is Donnybrook at Snug Marina in Pentwater with her boat neighbors for the night.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're having a great trip back. I look out over the lake from CNA and wish I was out there. See you back in Chicago.