Posted on July 11, 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 “5 by 5”–the waves are 5 feet high and 5 feet apart (as opposed to his home waters of Charleston, SC, which are more like 5 by 150). We had great wind for most of our time on Michigan, but the waves generated by those winds were…challenging. T spent some time being pretty seasick–there was a lot of napping in the cockpit–and we all ended up really worn out by the end of our traveling days.
Our first two days in Lake Huron have been light on the wind, but easy on the waves. We’re enjoying the break. As we head into Canada, our internet will be spotty and our phone service nonexistent, so expect the blog and our Facebook account to be a bit light. We’ll pick back up when we return to civilization!