Month: July 2016

Adios, Lake Michigan!

Post-Fourth, heading out under the Mackinac Bridge–the largest suspension bridge in the US, and the gateway to Lake Huron. …and we’re officially in Lake Huron, folks. One of our new friends in Northport said he calls Lake Michigan… Read More


You all remember the Richard Scarry books, right? The impossibly busy cities, with a hundred (labeled) things happening at once, so a kid could stare at the same page for hours? Welcome to Busyharbor. We’ve been hanging out… Read More

Naming names

Boat names have all kinds of history associated with them. People choose names to honor their sweethearts, to be funny, to stand out. When we purchased her, our boat was named “Brothers’ Bliss,” although it’s clear from the paperwork… Read More

South Manitou

Sometimes, when you get up really early, you can upload a whole bunch of photos to the blog before the rest of the marina uses up all the Wifi bandwidth.

Cost to Cruise–June

Boilerplate disclaimer: This is not what it will cost you to go cruising. People’s constant advice, discussing cruising finances, always seems to be: It’ll cost what you have. We did not find this helpful in our planning, however… Read More