As I write this after dark from our anchorage close to shore, I see the lights of 14 other boats — but this protected bay is so broad, we don’t feel a bit crowded.
On our port side, a lighthouse sends a warm yellow path down the water toward us. On our starboard side, the anchor lights atop sailboat masts send smaller white reflections our way.
The water is calm. The temperature is perfect. The moon is high.
To think we were forced to this island 18 miles off of the Michigan mainland because our intended destination had no room for us. Sometimes, a 2nd choice really turns out to be the best choice!
I was reluctant to leave Northport this morning. I wanted to hang there awhile. But a weather window must be acknowledged, and we must make our way down Lake Michigan while the winds are fair. Today’s 42-mile voyage was smooth and surprise-free. Yay. 😉
Lots of boats sped across the lake with us, although headed to different destinations. When the winds are light, everyone takes off! (Maybe not all sailboats, which actually want the wind.)
I needed this day!
Here are some photos with captions. (I’m making the photos bigger here, by request.)