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

It’s Official – We’re Port Captains!
 
It’s Official – We’re Port Captains!
We joined the Great Lakes Cruising Club in 2014 – it only made sense that we join a sailing organization that is focused exclusively on the most wonderful fresh water sailing anywhere.  Since joining we’ve attended a number of events including mid-winter parties, a summer rendezvous, etc. We met some fabulous people along the way…
The Slates and the Carimoose
 
The Slates and the Carimoose
For the north shore purists, we will be shunned for breezing through the Slates. However, our earlier delays required that we move along. It was also cloudy, cold, drizzly, etc. – not exactly what you want to explore an area. In retrospect, this is an area that I wish we had had more time. Taking…
Up the Oiseau
 
Up the Oiseau
One of my father’s favorite expressions is “Up the Wazoo.” Like a lot of the things Gene says, this expression is neither questioned nor seriously analyzed by either me or my brother. As a youngster growing up on the family ranch in western South Dakota, the context of the expression always left me with the…
Our Gozzard arrives in Duluth
 
Our Gozzard arrives in Duluth
Our Gozzard G37 crosses the Lift Bridge in Duluth after traveling from St. Joseph, MI dodging storms along the way. Mother Nature welcomed her with a snowball.
How many sailors does it take to change a light bulb?
 
How many sailors does it take to change a light bulb?
You think this is going to be a joke, right? Silly you. When we bought Gaviidae, I knew that we would be replacing many of the lights with energy saving LED lights (conserving all energy is key when you’re at anchor). I ordered a new mast light with the help of Jeff at MarineBeam. When…
Milford Haven – Beautiful
 
Milford Haven – Beautiful
It seems we’ve been lucky with the weather and have always been just ahead or off to the side of some major weather systems. While we skirted westward along the northern side of the North Channel, some major weather tracked to the south of us along Manitoulin Island. We saw lots of dark clouds but…
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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