August 25, 2012

August 25, 2012  Day 106     Traverse City, MI        Total miles to date:  2021.7

Leaving Charlevoix
Busy Bay!
Today was a travel day of about 45 miles. We left our marina at Charlevoix at 7:45 to make the 8:00 bascule bridge opening and by 9:00 we were entering Grand Traverse Bay. The lake was fairly calm today with waves about 2+ feet. As we got closer to Traverse City, we were in the company of many sailboats and “go fast” boats.  It was a sunny Saturday and everyone was taking advantage of being on the water.
Chuck and Becky Craig
We arrived at Clinch Marina in Traverse City at 1:40. Before heading to our assigned slip, we went straight to the fuel dock for fuel and a pump out.  We barely got docked when Chuck and Becky arrived from the airport.  We are happy they are joining us on our way to Chicago! 

Becky testing
the water temperature
The beach was popular today

We walked down to the Traverse City Pie Company for a light dinner and of course cherry pie!  (And yes, we brought pies back to the boat.) We walked along the waterfront on the way back and watched people enjoying the beach. There was a concert in the park, beach volleyball games, picnics – lots happening!   
We sat on the sundeck and listened to the music, and discussed our plans for tomorrow.  The decision was to head to Northport! 

We were all a little tired from travel today (plane and/or boat) and called it an early evening.