Day 7 – A New Great Lake

You never know who is watching

It turns out you never know when there is a cam with a view of you and someone from home might be watching you.  Eric Kernohan emailed me a picture of Jan swabbing the decks before we departed today.  A rare sight indeed – thanks for capturing it Eric.

The Grand Hotel

A foggy grey start to the day. I was almost giddy with excitement though because we were going to pass under The “Big Mac” and head into uncharted territory for me.

Under the Mackinac Bridge

I took a lot of pictures, but they don’t seem to want to upload.  This will have to do for now.

Abandoned Lighthouse

Heading onto Lake Michigan for the first time we rounded the Abandoned Lighthouse off of Waugoshance Island and turned South.

We have reached the Northern most part of our Loop, time to fly South Snowbirds…

35NM or so later we entered the channel into Charlevoix.


We found a nice little anchorage in Oyster Bay for the night.  I have renamed it “Big Money Bay” as there are some huge cottages on Lake Charlevoix.

A very pleasant evening, we took a dinghy tour, found a shipwreck and met a very nice couple, former Loopers themselves, who have offered to help us out later on in the trip.  They were so impressed with the Canadians they met on their loop that they wanted to pay it forward.  I would like to thank all those Canadians for giving us such a good reputation.

Jan cooked up an awesome trout dinner that we ate on the flybridge overlooking this evenings backyard.  A very good day to be…… Nautoncall.

Trip totals – Days 7, Distance 270, Bars 4

Don McCulloch
  • June Faust
    Posted at 21:05h, 24 September Reply

    Jan. Meal looking amazing. Ken and I enjoying your travels!!!

  • Sue Young
    Posted at 16:23h, 25 September Reply

    Life looks good on the Nautoncall. Still the prettiest boat in the harbour without a doubt.

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