|Gorgeous shoreline, much different than the sandy beaches and dunes we're used to on our side of the lake|
|Coming into Death's Door, the wind is about to seriously pick up|
|Sailing through Death's Door, very windy indeed|
|Pilot Island...be sure to stay UP wind|
We continued on for about 30 yards before noticing that the entire channel and bay looked extremely shallow. The charts indicated the deepest part of the bay was 7-10 feet in the middle. We're not mathematicians, but knowing the lake is between 3-4 feet down and our draft is 5' 6" we decided not to push our luck any more and hauled anchor out of there. We didn't happen to notice until we were leaving that there wasn't another sailboat in the entire bay...here's your sign.
We were cranky by this point and just decided to head back to Sister Bay. We knew they had somewhere to stay and it was supposed to be a cute town that us girls wanted to check out, so back to Sister Bay we went. This worked out better for Jerm and Angela who were taking a taxi down to Green Bay the next day anyway.
Sister Bay-What a cute town! Just like Egg Harbor, there were a lot of stores and ice cream shops. We ate breakfast at Al Johnson's restaurant, famous for goats on the roof, and had some delicious Swedish pancakes. This place was great, it even had a cupcake store! I was in heaven...Cupcake Heaven. Except for the fact that we were there early in the morning and wouldn't be sticking around for them to open...very sad face. I even went into my very first Piggly Wiggly store in Sister Bay. For the longest time I thought it was a fake chain name used in the movies, I can now assure you it isn't.
|If you want a place to be popular put goats on the roof|
|Walking back to town from the Piggly Wiggly, what a hike!|
|I have a serious problem...|
|Typical Sister Bay landscaping. Love it.|
Even though Jerm and Angela had to jump ship in Sister Bay, it was a great week having them aboard and we're so glad they could be with us for our first crossing milestone.