Sept 7-12, Fri-Wed - Harbor Island Anchorage to Mackinac City, Straits Marina
At 0330, Tom and Colletta both wake up and stargaze off the back deck. The heavens are dark but the stars twinkling and sparkle in the sky. There are thousands of stars and they are beautiful. The Big Dipper is very low in the sky, just at the horizon of the tree line. It is really nice to be this far north with no light pollution and see the stars. One of our favorite things.
We are up by 0700, anchor up at 0730 and off to Michigan. The weather prediction matches the conditions on the lake. It is a beautiful, calm, sunshiny day. The water is calm with 0-1 ft waves. We round Detour Light by 0830 and make our 54 mile ride into Mackinac City. It was good to wait for the right day and we got it. We pulled into Straits Marina in Mackinac City after 6 and 1/2 hours of calm water and settled in for our stay.
We are here in Mack City, will leave the boat here for while we go home for the wedding and then return to put the boat away for the season. We are enjoying being sightseers and enjoying shopping, eating ice cream and caramel corn, the sights of the bridge and just wandering around. There was music at the gazebo, a beer and wine tasting in the park, and even an antique tractor ride over the bridge. This is a nice place to be visit.
The Detour Light as you enter Lake Huron
We were in the west bound shipping lanes so we
passed some east bound "Lakers"
Mackinaw Island and the Grand Hotel at the top
of the picture
Mackinaw Island Harbor and Fort Michlamacanaw
Here we are at the Mackinaw State Strait Marina
One of three boats on the entire dock
A very windy day, again. Notice the waves in the