Legs 7 & 8: Sightseeing trip with another hand aboard!

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July 4-5: Oconto, Wisconsin to Sturgeon Bay & across the Big Lake to Frankfort, Michigan

Click photos to enlarge……

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John is REALLY excited early on during his first trans-Lake Michigan trip!

 

Click here for video of us cruisin’!

 

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The TM tied up at the Frankfort Municipal Marina located on Lake Bessie

 

July 7-8: North to South Manitou Island & back

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Been away from civilization  for a while, yuh old salts?!

 

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John working on the teak

 

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Rounding Point Betsie

 

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Part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Click here for video: Oh-oh…They’ve spotted us!

 

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South Manitou Lighthouse, located southeast of our anchor location

 

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Looking south toward the United States Coast Guard Station on South Manitou Island with the lighthouse sticking up on the other side of the peninsula

 

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Model of South Manitou Island located inside the ranger station on the island. West is at the top, north at the right, etc. Note the red “X”

 

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Some temporary neighbors at South Manitou Island

 

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From our anchorage, looking south toward the South Manitou USGC Station after sunset

 

 

July 10: South to Pentwater

Click here for video of us successfully rigging the Tessa Marie to go “Wing-to-Wing” for the first time! (With a surprise appearance by the dinghy tagging along.)

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Pretty cool set up!

 

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We’re SO excited!

 

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Arriving back at Frankfort

 

Click here for a video of John battling the Little Black Bastard Flies

 

 

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