September 30, 2009
On the water at last, we pulled out of
Club approximately 9:15 p.m. We will traveling over night
to Benton Harbor.
Our friend Ken helping to cast off.
volunteered to take
the first watch.
Sail date 2009.09.28
Today we were going to start our great
the universe interfered. Mother nature sent us a gale
on Lake Michigan; so we decided to stay in port until the wind
and waves quiet down. It looks like Wednesday evening will be the
earliest we can leave.
We took these pictures around
6:30 pm at the
There were surfers riding the waves despite in the rain and wind.
The road near the beach was covered in
at the solid rows
of whitecaps we knew we had made a good decision to wait.
September 20, 2009
Here we are getting ready to go south. It took seven people to take
down the main mast. Both masts were down and secured within two
Our friend Sue cranking up the mast.
Main mast almost down.
Done at last, with help from our friends.