Western Lake Michigan

We continued to sail up the western side of Lake Michigan on Wednesday and Thursday. First stopping at Manitowoc, Wisconsin to pick up our new battery (see yesterday’s post) and to talk to the marina about repairing our dingy motor. The Manitowoc Marina is also a Tohatsu dealer, but unfortunately, they didn’t have a lot of experience with propane motors so they couldn’t diagnose and fix it on the spot. So we left the motor with them and they will send it to us when its repaired.

IMG_2254Manitowoc had a lovely marina and the guy berthed next to us suggested having dinner at Ryan’s in town. Great suggestion! They had a bunch of great brews on tap and a very eclectic menu.

On Thursday morning, we sailed to Keewaunee, Wisconsin about 30 miles north. It was a cold day without much sun. We tried to sail wing-on-wing again with the southwest wind and it lasted for a bit. Chuck is setting sailing fashion with his new Stormy Kromer purchased in honor of Katie Ilstrup and her Dad, Rob!

We sailed into Kewaunee, and we were pleasantly surprised – the town had just finished a beautiful park with cleats for boats to tie off along the entire entrance to the harbor. We went into the Salmon Marina there and we were met by the harbor master who informed us that he didn’t have water on the dock. No problem for us as we carry about 120 gallons of fresh water on board.

Chuck and I went for our usual walk about after sailing and stumbled across a great fish market closing a bit late after smoking fish all day. We picked up a bunch of fish and supplies for a happy hour and dinner we were planning with our friends Sal and Don! We grilled pork loins and baby potatoes with rosemary and Sal brought a fabulous cheesecake for dessert! And of course, we had North Shore Winery wines!

It was so nice to catch up with them – the last time we stayed with them, we had just been to Kensosha looking at the boat again on our way back to Lutsen!

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One thought on “Western Lake Michigan

  1. Love following your adventure … and had a wonderful time with you too!! BEAUTIFUL sailboat you have there!! So happy we were able to be your first dinner guests 🙂

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