Unlike last weekend where the winds were really ripping, this weekend was calm. The 5-10 knot winds gave us the chance to get the boat out on Lake Michigan for a nice, slow, smooth sail that didn't require us to battle the winds constantly. We certainly weren't breaking any speed records but it was perfect for getting Lexie (and us) more comfortable with moving around the boat while the boat is in motion but without being thrown around.
|Smooth sailing today|
This weekend Lexie seemed to really morph into a true
|Nice and sleepy...just the way we like her|
|This is what happens when I leave him unattended even for two minutes!|
Ron also discovered that only while we were plugged in to shore power could we use any electrical outlets on the boat. Since we don't plan on staying in marinas regularly and keep the boat on a mooring (ie. no shore hook-ups for power, water, etc.), we needed to find a way to be able to plug in phones, computers and the wifi hotspot to charge. While the phones, computers and internet aren't must-haves per se, they do keep us entertained. On the other hand, we rely on the ipad for navigation and like to keep that charged up in case we want to take off somewhere or just see what we did on our last/current outting.
|12V outlet in the galley next to the companionway|
|Not bad for under $30|
|Anchored out at our favorite spot in front of the State Park on Muskegon Lake|
|Soft serve a la milk bone|