Thursday, 30 June 2005
Day 50 Thursday June 30 Charlevoix to Leland

FishtownThe National Weather Service forecast this morning was "SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 KNOTS EARLY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY EARLY THIS MORNING. WAVES BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. .TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS BECOMING WEST OVERNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET." It was not very encouraging but we cleared the Charlevoix bridge at 8:00AM and made it 36 miles to Leland MI by 12:15PM. The waves were more like 2-5 feet but most of the time we took them on the bow and it was not too uncomfortable. There was no problem getting a slip without a reservation and at 6:30PM there were still 7 vacant slips. Lealand is a big discovery for us. It is a really neat town with everything close to the harbor. The feature attraction is 'Fishtown' which runs along the Carp or Leland River. All the old sheds are either gift shops or sell food. One is a wine and cheese shop. This is a real Michigan summer place with lots of fancy cottages and homes. There are two gourmet restaurants beside the Carp River. Tomorrow the forecast is calling for waves 5-7 feet so we may just stay here a second night. Lat 45.03 Long 85.76

Posted on 06/30/2005 7:18 PM by Bob Duthie
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