30 Sep Day 17 – Made it to Muskegon
Day 17 was a 49NM Run down the east coast of Lake Michigan from Ludington to Muskegon.
The weather report called for strong east winds switching to Southerlies in the afternoon, so the sail plan was to leave early and hug the shoreline protected from the East winds until they shift and hopefully the South winds would not be that bad. It kinda worked…
The first part went well enough. This side of Lake Michigan is blessed with endless sand dunes.
We went by an area that had very little vegitation and huge bare dunes that were riddled with ATV tracks. Looked like a fun place to play.
Then we rounded Little Sable Point…
and the South wind picked up and to quote the Great Big Sea song “Way, hey away we go donkey ridin, donkey ridin”, we washed the anchor a few times. You will have to check Marilyn’s blog for pics of Nautoncall. Here are a couple of Knot Diggin’ diggin’ in.
It really wasn’t that bad, at least the sun came out and it was quite warm.
We arrived at Muskegon about 3:30PM and anchored in a little bay called Snug Harbor, right by the State park. We took a dinghy ride around the bay to see the sights. Muskegon is home to some National Historic ships, a submarine, The USS Silversides.
And the Milwaukee Clipper,
Both are museums, we hope to tour the Silversides tomorrow so I’m sure there will be more pics.
The Milwaukee Clipper is not open until Wednesday so we will miss that but they have a cool virtual tour online, Google it.
The day ended with a nice Pickerel dinner and a fantastic Sunset