Thursday, May 29, 2008

Final Photos

Thanks to everyone who followed us and wished us well on this trip. As promised I have posted the final set of photos.
Working from the first one on down.....
* the Ryerson downbound at the locks as we had just locked through. She is such a beautiful ship.
*A patriotic photo as we go through the Keweewana Waterway
*the bridge at Houghton-Hancock, Michigan
*the Duluth Lift Bridge as we entered
*some of the many around to greet us. That is Mary taking the picture in the middle. She was very happy to finally see her boat.
*as we approach Harbor Cove Marina. The new home of Easy Does It.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Home at last

Well at 1045 today we crossed under the Duluth Lift Bridge. We left Sault Sainte Marie on Thursday Morning in some rough seas on Whitefish Bay. The seas flattened out and we arrived in Marquette, MI at 1920 on Thursday. Friday we headed off for Ontanagon, MI on the wonderfully calm waters of Lake Superior. We arrived in Ontanagon at 1715 and we took on fuel and decided to make our way to Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands. We arrived at the dock at Stockton at 2100 and made dinner. We spent a very cold night at the dock since there is no electricity on the island. We were all awake early and pushed away from the dock at Stockton at 0640 on our final leg home. We arrived home just as the seas were building. The lake was really churning with strong easterly winds this afternoon so we were really glad to make it home early.

I'll post some pictures tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Update - Not so Promising

Well, it is 1515 and we are still at the marina. The weather is not so promising for tomorrow also. It looks as if we will at the earliest be leaving here on Friday morning. The run from here to Duluth is 384 miles. This could be done in 3 long days with good weather. However, 4 is probably more realistic. I'll update the blog when internet access is available.


Arnie moving the boat into a slip at the marina on a very windy day at the Sault..


Dinner at Antlers in Sualte Sainte Marie...


Sunset on Monday night while underway to Presque Isle


Captain checking out the weather forecast...