|The tinkle string was deployed on the way|
Once in Egg Harbor, some brave souls swam in the cold water:
Egg Harbor-We were pleasantly surprised by this little lakeside town, with its wide variety of stores selling anything from the usual trinkets to a store that made and sold every kind of hot sauce, olive oil and vinegar you can imagine. Egg Harbor is also home to the Shipwreck Brewing Company, who's beer Ron regularly drinks when working in Wisconsin. After shopping to our hearts content we stopped for lunch at the brewery and had some divine fish tacos. Also, thanks to Jeremie, Ron is now a member of the Shipwreck Brewery's Captain's Club. This exclusive club offers it's members discounts on apparel purchased from the brewery's store...and also expires at the end of the year. I doubt that we'll be back in time to take advantage of this club, but Ron did get a "Don't judge the captain by the size of his dinghy" t-shirt at the discounted price. Thanks Jerm!
Let's just chalk this all up as a little more experience under our belts. Thankfully, all on board and the boat itself made it through just fine. So much for light winds and a peaceful night at anchor. Thanks for nothing Mr. Weatherman, nothing but a near heart attack.
Peninsula State Park-After thanking our lucky stars to still be alive, we made a 15 mile trip to Peninsula State Park. We planned to anchor out at Horseshoe Island, which is a part of the park just off the mainland. With absolutely zero wind we had to....you got it....motor there. At least it was a nice, sunny day.
Horseshoe Island offers great protection from north winds, which were still hanging around. Because the anchorage is a little snug, most people either throw a stern anchor or tie their sterns to shore. That way boats swing less and more boats can fit into the harbor. We threw a stern anchor. Our neighbors however, did not. As they started swinging, we were given the evil eye. We weren't going to hit, but we were probably 30feet apart. Hey, not our problem they were being space hogs right? Well, they left soon after and we were left with about 5 other boats for the night. All of whom were stern-tied/anchored.
|Cooking dinner in a nice, calm anchorage|
|Plenty of space after our neighbors left|
|View of the cliffs at sunset|
|Beautiful scenery...and lovebirds|
|The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse|
|I <3 lighthouses|
|View of Green Bay from the lighthouse|
|A happy boat dog=A tired boat dog|