Part 1: Oconto, WI to Washington Island, WI It was a day trip up Wisconsin’s Door County and another day over to Michigan to pick up sailing buddy John at a mutual friend’s near Traverse City. A trip via sailboat under the Mackinaw Bridge was on his bucket list. Due to wind being right on […]
And so is most of the summer. Torn between selling my boat Tessa Marie and trying to squeeze one more season out of her, I decided I would make her purdy and hang a for sale sign aboard while getting a couple more Lake Michigan cruises in. Estimated that it would take me an extra […]
Yes indeed. From doing some cosmetic work on the Tessa Marie that took weeks & weeks longer than planned, to coming very very close to dying a few days ago, this short sailing season has had lots of bone-headed rookie-like errors. Stay tuned for the backlog of photos ‘n phoolishness.
**All photos supplied by John Day 1: In Wisconsin, northeast up Green Bay from Oconto to Sister Bay 8 hours of sailing with medium-low wind blowing right from astern. Mistakes 1-5: After a few accidental jibes (when a goofy helmsman allows the wind to grab the mainsail and whip it quickly & forcibly from one side […]
July 31: It was a last minute decision to head “home” Leaving Pentwater at 6 pm with a perfect wind……. Click here to experience the wind & speed…… Click HERE to see a video of this silent freighter crossing my path. Click HERE to see a video of the entire sunset! Do you recall […]
July 29-31: Pentwater to Ludington, eating and drinking too much, then back to Pentwater
Leg 5 June 17: Manistee to Frankfort June 18: Frankfort to Oconto, Wisconsin Click here to see video from early in the crossing Click here to see how wonderful a trip across the Big Lake can be! Leg 6 (Sort of) June 28-July 3 I drove with my son to move him to his new job and […]