Sunset on Lake Superior

Mother Nature blessed us with a beautiful sunset as we motored north from Sault Ste. Marie towards Batchawana Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Superior.   July 13, 2018...

Crossing the 49th

Sometimes you do things just because you can. There is no logic, no monetary reward – just the satisfaction of saying “we did that”. Crossing the 49th parallel was one...

Thunderbolts & Lightning

Big winds and heavy rain made for a long night in the Portage Canal of the Keweenaw peninsula.

Colorful Locals

The Canadian Shore I have frequently described the North Channel area of Lake Huron as wilderness sailing dotted with a few quirky towns. For the Canadian side of Lake Superior,...

Loon Chorus

Yesterday we set out from Cheboygan, Michigan for Drummond Island—some 30 nautical miles across the western reaches of Lake Huron. After a lovely sail in 15-20 knot winds with a...

Random Posts from the Past

Gore Bay to Croker Island
Gore Bay to Croker Island
Back in 2005 when we sailed the North Channel on the Blue Loon we met a couple (Jerry and Clare) at Spider Bay Marina in Little Current, ON. A few cocktails were consumed and a friendship established. Jerry and Clare were more than happy to invite us to their home when we travelled to Goderich…
Boat Projects – The Loon is Wailing
Boat Projects – The Loon is Wailing
We are approaching mid-June and Gaviidae is still inside waiting impatiently for us to finish our various boat projects. The Loon is ready to jump in the water, yesterday. She really does not care about the finishing touches that are not quite done yet, she just wants to splash! So, what are these projects that…
Dan's Galley
Dan loves to cook and the galley or kitchen is his domain. When he has an idea for a particular dish, he will find numerous recipes and then merge them together. Of course he always adds his own twist as well.

Click on the wine bottle to see the complete recipe list.

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