24 Sep Day 11 – Flying to Frankfort
The red sky last night was a good omen. We were up before the sun and set out at 7AM to make the trip to Frankfort before the winds picked up too much.
Today was a day of Ships and Sand dunes.
Just after sunrise Knott Diggin meets the Herbert C Jackson passing South Manitu Island.
At this point I was torn between taking a drive-by of South Manitu Island to see the wreck of the Francisco Morazan that is visable above the water there, or travel close to Sleeping Bear Point to see the huge dunes up close.
As is usually does on a 7knot boat, the shorter route took precedence. The dunes did not disappoint. I grew up in the dunes of Ipperwash and the Pinery but they are mere anthills compared to the Sleeping Bear dunes.
A short while later we passed the passenger ship MS Hamburg.
I am surprised how popular cruise ships are in the Great Lakes, apparently they get big bucks for cruises. I am thinking about letting out a stateroom for extra $.
We saw a few other ships off in the distance on the way to Frankfort. I was watching them on the AIS and noticed they really do stick to the shipping lanes marked on the charts. 35NM later the waves were building and we entered the Harbour at Frankfort. I love these American Harbors of Refuge with their big break walls and marked piers.
It makes for an easy safe exit off the Lake.
Note: I am able to upload pictures again because Brenna is a “Computer God”
I am experimenting with larger images, please let me know how you like it. Does it take too long to load or other issues. There is a learning curve to this blogging thing and sometimes I just don’t get it…