August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012  Day 109      Frankfort, MI      Total miles to date:  2126.9

Lake Michigan was a little rough this morning, so we waited until 10:00 to leave. We followed the shoreline closer but still had 3 foot waves on the beam for two hours so we rolled side to side. It got better as we turned and took the waves on the stern.  We had a 45 mile ride today but we tolerated it ok! We enoyed passing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes on the way.
The beach at Frankfort

Entering the Frankfort Harbor
Persimmon tree next to our boat dock
We arrived in the nice little town Frankfort at 3:20 and got a pump out and then went to our slip.  We docked at the Municipal Marina next to Why Knot, another Looper boat we first saw in Charlevoix.
We took a walk through the downtown complete with little shops and restaurants. Then we walked down to the beach.  We had planned to have dinner on board, but a local church group had hotdogs etc, for sale under the pavilion by our boat. They had a Praise Band performing so we joined the local residents and had dinner there.

We had a quiet evening as we were all pretty tired from the longer ride today. Tomorrow we will go 50 miles to Ludington and stay there 2 or 3 days waiting for good weather. There are strong winds forecast so we need to stay put once we get there.