Aug 24 2009

August 23 Detour Village to Rogers City Marina 33.9 NM

Published by Kip at 5:14 pm under Uncategorized

The winds did lay down overnight. When we left at 0915, we had 7 knot winds from the N. The skies were heavily overcast and leaden but we had no rain. As we progressed across Lake Huron to the south shore the swells, which were left over from yesterday’s winds, got progressively worse and we started rolling quite a bit. There actually were three swells; the largest from the NE and two smaller ones from the N and W. If only the wind had come up we could have used a sail to steady the boat but no such luck. Thanks to the help of a favorable current we made good time and arrived in Rogers City at 1400. Just like every other place we have visited this summer with the exceptions of Houghton and Madeline Island, there was no one here and only one Canadian power boat came in later in the afternoon. Similarly to ALL our other transits of large bodies of water we saw NO other cruising boats just a handful of fishermen and three freighters. Boating activity is really down throughout the Great Lakes this summer. By the late afternoon the skies finally cleared and it turned beautiful. The forecast is for another sunny and warm day tomorrow for our brief trip to Presque Isle.

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