Pictures From the Trip

October 3, 2001
Last Cruising Update - Summary

October 1, 2001
Cruising Update - From Annapolis

September 26, 2001
Home Strech

September 19, 2001
Last Of The Erie Canal

September 15, 2001
Back on the Eastern Erie Canal

September 12, 2001
Finishing the Western Erie Canal

September 10, 2001
Lockport to Fairport

September 7, 2001
Western Frontier of the Erie Canal

September 6, 2001
Back in the Canal System

September 4, 2001
Leaving The Great Lakes

September 1, 2001
In our 7th State

August 29, 2001
Ohio Has Libraries

August 27, 2001
Vermilion, Ohio

August 26, 2001
Fox Haven Marina

August 22, 2001
In Put-in-Bay

August 17, 2001
The End Of Lake Huron

August 15, 2001
Down Lake Huron

August 13, 2001
North Channel and Lake Huron

August 3, 2001
Gore Bay

August 1, 2001
Keel-Haulings

July 31, 2001
Rocks Everywhere

July 28, 2001
On To The North Channel

July 17, 2001
Wouldn't Change A Thing

July 13, 2001
Speed Limit

July 9, 2001
Thousands of Islands

July 5, 2001
Out Of New York

July 3, 2001
Typical Day

July 2, 2001
Cold Mornings

July 1, 2001
Phoenix NY And Beyond

June 26, 2001
Through The First Lock

June 25, 2001
Up Around Manhattan

June 15, 2001
Daily Routine

June 12, 2001
Strolling The Vineyards

June 11, 2001
Sag Harbor

June 9, 2001
Block Island & Beer Can Music

June 5, 2001
Lessons Learned

June 1, 2001
The Tides Increasing

May 25, 2001
Up The Coast Of New Jersy

May 21, 2001
Getting To Know The Cruisers

May 17, 2001
And So It Begins!

Down Lake Huron -

 August 15, 2001 

I believe Lake Huron is competing with the Delaware Bay for my most "negative affections". Yesterday, traveling from East Tawas to Harbor Beach, we ran into 2 - 5' swells. For about 2 1/2 hours of the trip, it felt like we were in a rinse cycle of a washing machine (and Brian says, "Oh, it wasn't that bad!"). If we went directly into the waves, we got beaten up. We could not take them on the stern because of a reef to our starboard. So, we pretty much took them abeam. But as soon as we were around the point at Port Austin and heading south, it was much more comfortable (and my stomach went back to its normal location in my body!).

Our last e-mail was from East Tawas. Nice town, lots of restaurants and small shops down town. Just one specific note: the small grocery store in the middle of the town has a great butcher shop with the meats at wonderfully low prices - - we would recommend it.

Harbor Beach, MI (the largest manmade harbor on the Great Lakes) was very large and had plenty of room for anchoring (although it was only us and two sailboats last night). The town was a mile or so away and, since we knew we would have access to a town today (in Port Sanilac), we decided to take naps instead of walking into town!

We left early this morning for the 30 mile/4 hour trip to Port Sanilac, straight into 1' waves (just the way I like it!). We saw lots of lake freighters again today. At this point, we assume they are going in and out of Port Huron/Sarnia. The harbor at Port Sanilac is very pretty and we anchored behind Linda and Bill's boat (who we first met in Presque Isle). So far, the town looks very quaint. We'll let you know with the next e-mail.

Either tomorrow or Friday we will head to St. Clair and then on to Metro Beach. We plan to be in Put-in-Bay and the Toledo area for a week or so to 1) spend time in our boat's "namesake" and 2) visit with Brian's family. We will start heading east across Lake Erie the last week of August.

Hope all is well with you. Jeri and Brian