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

Yikes – it’s a long ways up!
Yikes – it’s a long ways up!
I’ve been saying for the past year that I needed to make a trip to the top of the mast. Well today was the day as we needed to check out our faulty wind vane (the gizmo that gives us wind speed and direction). It would work in higher winds but in light air it…
North Channel: Tolsmaville to Turnbull Island
North Channel: Tolsmaville to Turnbull Island
My fondness for the North Channel started way back in 2005 when we had Blue Loon, our trailerable Rhodes 22. We joined the Trailer Sailors for their annual two-week excursion. It was a wonderful time, made lots of new friends, and explored some beautiful areas. The trip included some epic events such as getting knocked…
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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