Monday, August 29, 2022

Days 197- 199 Aug 27-29

Leaving Grand Haven

 We left GrandHaven and came to Holland Mi.  Wind chop was 3 ft but we only had 1 hr to travel.   Nice marina with pool and hot tub.  It’s called Eldean shipyard as it is a huge boat service and repair center.  We are going to get our oil changed and check for a ding in a prop.  Had a bad storm last night in dock that was short lived thank God.  We will be exploring Holland for the next days.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Days194-196. Aug 23-26

We love Grand Haven.  We are docked at Grand Haven Municipal marina right at their downtown.  Another fun town and farmers market.  Each night behind our boat they give a light show with music.  Also bands perform in the waterfront stadium, which is also by the boat.  We had dinner with Jim and Jane again and went to their beautiful home overlooking Lake Michigan.  Stunning .  Staying here  three more nights.  I’m not posting as frequently as we are moving so slowly waiting for the lock to open in Chicago on the fifteenth of Sept. It is slowing us down but enjoying it.

Map of Great Lakes

Our friends beautiful view

Light show

Party pedal boat


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Days 188-193. Aug 19-23

 We left Muskegon Monday morning for a short one hr ride to Grand Haven.  In Muskegon, Bob and David toured the submarine there while Denise and I shopped and I got my hair cut.  Went to the huge beach.  The marina there was called Town Harbour and we were in K dock. We met the nicest people  and there were condos behind the dock and a fun restaurant.   Last night in Grand Haven we were with friends ,Jim and Jane.  We went to their beautiful home on the water. Gorgeous!  We are hanging out with them again

The harbour

The Greer’s

Restaurant behind us on K dock 


Thursday, August 18, 2022

Days 185-18 7 Aug 15-18

The Badger.  Ferry from  Mi to Wisconsin

 Stayed in Ludington for a few days.  Went to pool and messed around town. Next,we traveled on to Muskegon on Wed.  We had some great friends from New Orleans, Tom and Nadja  come see us who were in the area for a wedding. They stayed till Thursday and the Greer’s came back.  Staying here at Harbor Town Marina until Monday.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Days181-184. Aug 11-14

 Stayed in Portage for 3 days.  Went to beach ,paddle boarded  and used the zodiac to tour around the lake. We stopped on another beach area and let Piper run all over the place. She loved it.  The next two days it rained. We went to plan B.  Movies,games,puzzles and watched UK in the Bahamas tournament.  Our friends that we just met had an accident.  She fell down and broke her hip,femur and shoulder.  I feel so sorry for them both.  They are keeping their boat here until spring and then finish the loop.  We will miss our time together. Moved on to Ludington this morning.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Day180. Aug 10

 Went to visit an alpaca farm. They were so darn cute! Went to the pool and met other loopers Steve and Cathy from N. C.   They will be crossing the wake at Aqua Harbor in Oct also. That means they end the loop where they started   We had dinner with them at an amazing   Italian restaurant. Leaving tomorrow for Portage Mi. 

Day 179. Aug 9

 Boating to Frankfort Mi.  Great scenery today with all the sand dunes! They were called the Sleeping Bear dunes at the national seashore.  Traveled 83 miles.


Still beautiful water


Notice all the climbers

Monday, August 8, 2022

Days 176-178. Aug 6-8

Restaurant by marina

This is 12 ft down. So clear

Docked at Harbor Springs

Took zodiac to beach

Main Street

We traveled a short distance to Elks River. It connects to a chain of lakes in Taverse Lake. It has rained the last two days so we have cleaned, played games and I completed two 500 piece puzzles. they have a shuttle here so we went to the grocery and a great New Orleans restaurant. Leaving tomorrow for Frankfort Michigan.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Days 174-175. Aug 3-5

 Traveled short distance to Harbor Springs Mi.  We are enjoying these beautiful little towns.  Taking our time as the Chicago bridge is closed until Sept 15.  The big news is that we filled up with gas at  $4.52 a gallon and we were thrilled!  Staying here until Sunday.

Leaving charlovoix

Farmers market one morning

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Days 170-173 Aug1-3

Traveled to Charlovoix Mi.for 54 miles. This town is another sweet spot. We docked at the marina right in front of the quaint town and walked all around.Im posting pics that got left out from our last spot in Mackinaw City. We met up with another couple who worked at Fed Ex with Bob there.They set off fireworks at night at the marina one night.

Heading into Charlovoix
Beautiful clear water
Inside restaurant 
Bobs fed ex  worker Ginger