|Watching for the next "big one" coming at our beam|
The day started off pretty exciting when we left the protected, quiet harbor Beaver Island at 6am and were immediately hit with 18-23kt winds. And rain. We didn't really mind, actually it was kind of fun. We got to get our rain gear on and sail for the first time in a rather intense environment. The the rain came harder and I had to wipe my face every few seconds as if I'd just come up from underwater. No biggie, still kind of fun and still pretty warm...otherwise I would have had some issues with the situation ;) We sailed the lumpy seas with a double reefed main and our old faithful engine purring us along as we took waves on the beam - ie.) it was a rolly ride!
|Rockin' and rollin'|
Note: Lexie is comfortably cocooned in her blanket, oblivious to the world around her
|Snug as a bug|
Instead of sunny skies, champagne-filled glasses and big smiles we got eerie silhouettes, frizzy hair (me) and cold noses (okay, we still smiled), but you know what, WE DID IT! Bye bye Lake Michigan, hello Lake Huron...and the North Channel! Yahoo!
|There's supposed to be a bridge right here|
|UNDER the bridge!|