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... on the hook, to get an early head start on our trip Sunday.

If anyone is going to be around, or happens to have any suggestions, I'm pretty sure we'll be in LSC.
 

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Looks like the weather is going to let up after 1pm. We will most likely be out on the jet boat cruising around. Hope to see some boat freaks like AP around. Let us know what you decide.
 

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Guess I'll share our travels here. We're two days into 2 weeks off, and on the Bruce Peninsula right now!

Saturday, we didn't get going as soon as I wanted, but we did anchor in Goose Bay about 7:30. Planned to stay the night there, but just couldn't get the anchor to hold, so we did end up moving to the other side of Seaway around 10.

Cruising in the dark was a little nerve wracking because the port side navigation light burned out. Lot of boats out there!

I'm bummed about one thing. The chain bound up on the windlass and snapped off the tensioning pawl. Didn't see it happen in the dark, but I heard it shoot across the deck.

Hopefully that's the extent of mechanical issues on our trip! (fingers crossed)

Sunday morning we were underway by 7:30. The girls slept most of the way up the St. Clair RIver.

Refueled at Port Huron (and replace the nav. bulb), and headed for Bayfield. There was a big black storm heading for Port Huron that we just nicely missed on the way. Had some rain, but not too bad.

It was hot and sunny by the time we got to Bayfield. Walked into town for pizza. The guy at the gas dock was a know nothing kid. If I hadn't jumped out in time, I'd have a nice big gouge from a cleat on the dock. Then, he wanted to open my gas cap with a flat blade screw driver! WTF! AND, as I was on the phone with customs, he dragged the gas hose across the boat and put some scratches on the radar arch. Oh well, after pizza and a swim, all was well.

It was so nice out, we decided to just keep going, rather than spend the night at Bayfield. It was only another 110 miles to go! Good trip up the lake. Stopped where we could see nothing but water, went for a swim, and began showing our little orange frisbee around.


As we approached out destination, I could see only fog where land should be. Thank goodness for GPS!!! Could see maybe 200' at times.

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Cool report and pictures
be sure to keep us updated.

The last time we were in Bayfield they were just building those houses up on the hill
 

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QUOTE(Waldawg @ Jul 28 2009, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Great pics Rob!! Looks like you and the family are haveing fun. Did you touch bottom?

The color of 200'+ water in Lake Huron is AMAZING!
 

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Yes JD, the engines are running sweet!


I'm thinkin' an LSCN raft-off up here would cure all jealousies. I'll wait....


The weather today was less than stellar. VERY windy. Definitely had to crack the throttles fighting the wind at the dock, but the BBQ-ing behind an island was just fine.


Sunset today...
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All it takes is a few of these!

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207 Miles in one day. A new AP record!

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Talk about a good place to have a chatrtplotter!!!
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Sorry, can't help rub in a little....

Hello from Tobermory! Just had lunch, and the girls are over at the Sweet Shop.

Going to head over into Georgian shortly, and overnight somewhere awesome. Can't wait to see a sunrise on the Georgian coastline!

Sure would be cool if some of you all were here too!
 
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