|Leaving Charlevoix, waiting for the bridge|
This trip can be summed up in a single word: COLD. Even though we had plenty of sun our daytime highs were in the low 50's and nights were as cold as 37 degrees. Good thing we had heavy sleeping bags and blankets galore!
We spent that evening doing a little exploring on South Manitou Island then spent our first night at anchor in the calm bay that we had all to ourselves. Still can't get over how clear and clean this water is! This place is definitely on our short list of places to revisit.
|On our way to explore South Manitou Island|
|South Manitou Ranger Station|
|South Manitou lighthouse|
We left South Manitou the next morning on our way to Manistee. With the light winds we motor sailed most of the time.
|Leaving South Manitou Island|
|Passing by Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes|
|Spinnaker going up!|
|Water temps in the upper 40's...he's out of his mind|
Next up: Get Lexie aboard, invite friends and family out and start having some fun!