August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012  Day 101   Drummond Island Total miles to date:  1852.1

We said goodbye to Canada and left our anchorage with the sunrise this morning and headed back out the Whalesback Channel into the North Channel then Lake Huron. We traveled over 53 miles to Drummond Island, Michigan.  The wind was 10-15 knots and the waves were about 2 feet the last three hours – so not too bad!  We kept it on autopilot the entire way and just monitored it.
Approaching Drummond Island

When we arrived at Yacht Haven Marina in Drummond, we stopped first at the fuel dock.  The customs agent came to our boat while we were fueling so that saved us some time. Everything went well and we are officially in the United States again!  We then moved to our slip near some other Loopers we had not met before– Gold Loopers WinnDecks (Charlevoix), and current loopers Outta Here (San Angelo, TX), and Chillin (Louisville).
Yacht Haven Marina
Drummond Island,MI
We rented a car from the marina ($10.00) and went to an early dinner, grocery store and hardware store – a necessary trip after being at anchor for the past five nights.  Joyce also updated the blog, email, banking, etc.  (she always misses the internet!!) 
We will leave early in the morning for another long day to a marina in Mackinaw City.   It is good to be back in the U.S. although our stay in Canada was pretty incredible!