August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012  Day 110      Ludington, MI     Total miles to date:  2178.1

We had a 51 mile trip today so we left Frankfort at 7:45 and traveled the six hours in fairly calm 2 ft. seas, arriving in Ludington at 1:45.  We love the high docks we have found recently in many of the ports on Lake Michigan. We can step right off the boat without a ladder.
One of many statues in the park
at the marina
We invited Loopers over who are traveling on their sailboat from Connecticut.  Then Chuck and Becky walked into town to explore the shops. Bill worked on some electrical circuits and Joyce did laundry and worked on email, blog, etc.

More fun statues

Another perfect sunset over the harbor
We had pasta for dinner and relaxed after our busy travel day.  The SS Badger car ferry came in the harbor after dinner – it was quite a sight as it is so large. It goes from Ludington to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  We walked over to see it depart at 8:30pm.  We also walked around the lovely park with many statues.  The bonus was seeing the sunset over the harbor and Lake Michigan.

We will stay here in Ludington again tomorrow. The forecast is is for 20 mph winds gusting to 30 and waves at 7 to 9 feet. No brainer. Stay put.  We may rent a car and run some errands to a larger city to get some supplies we need. Bill’s prescription glasses went overboard and we need to find a Lens Crafters!