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September 09, October 09, November 09, December 09, January 10, February 10, March 10, April 10, May 10, June 10, July 10, Sept 10, Oct 10, Nov 10

September 30, 2009

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On the water at last, we pulled out of the  Muskegon Conservation Club approximately  9:15 p.m. We will traveling over night to Benton Harbor.

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Our friend Ken helping to cast off.  He has volunteered to take the first watch.

 

Sail date 2009.09.28

Today we were going to start our great adventure, but  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. 

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We took these  pictures around 6:30 pm at the Muskegon Breakwater.  There were surfers riding the waves despite in the rain and wind.

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The road near the beach was covered in sand. Looking at the solid rows of whitecaps we knew we had made a good decision to wait.

 

September 20, 2009

It took seven people to take down the main mast.
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 hours.

Our friend Sue cranking up the mast.
Our friend Sue cranking up the mast.

Still cranking!
Still cranking!

Main mast almost down.
Main mast almost down.

Done at last.
Done  at last, with help from our friends.






 

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