Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 2 - Heading to Franfort

The day started out beautiful. A great Sunday morning, the sun was shining, warm, and a cup of coffee on the back of the boat.

We headed out of Grand Haven port about 11:30 a.m. NOAA projected one to two foot waves but as we headed out the piers we could tell it was going to be a bit bumpier than that. Fishing boats were bobbing in the waves just outside the piers. The waves were coming from the north, north west making the ride a bit bumpy. Waves were really two to threes with many four footers. You knew exactly when you were going to bang down from a four footer and you would brace yourself. Craig ran "as fast as he could" in the conditions for about an hour. Then he finally slowed things down a bit - thankfully.

The water eventually laid down as the temperature increased and the ride becasme much more enjoyable. The trip from Grand Haven to Frankfort took about four hours. We dipped in to see Little Sable and Big Sable lighthouses and I got to reminice about my childhood days camping at Ludington State Park and fishing on Hamlin Lake.

As we neared Frankfort we radioed our friends, Dave and Gina. They were about five miles out from the port. We ran out, met them and cruised in together through the Frankfort piers. We docked at Jacobson's Marine - a great resort to stay. The ammenities included pool, hot tub, power, water, cable, wireless, and awesome service!

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