Saturday, August 8, 2009

Leaving Lake Michigan

I spent last night in Frankfort, MI.  I purchased fuel and then went down to the end of the lake and anchored out for the night.  There was no wind to speak of so the anchor chain just hung down in the water.  I never did get to the rode (the chain is 50 feet long.)  I slept in the cockpit and woke with the dawn as the fishermen were heading out to the lake.  I decided that I might as well raise anchor and take off for points North.  The problem with this stretch is that there are no good places to pull in that don’t require a significant deviation for the straight course to Grey’s Reef. I passed thru Grey’s Reef at about 9 PM and turned the corner heading for the Mackinac Bridge.  Since it is 16 miles to the bridge I will leave Lake Michigan at the beginning of a new day. It is 4.6 miles in front of me as I write this post.


The biggest accomplishment of the day was to get the chart plotter set up so that I can use the computer to write and journal and not for navigation.  In the last ½ hour that it has been working it has been a treat to be free to use the computer as a computer and the chart plotter for navigation. Setting it up was quite a project.  First I had to find the box with the drill, not an easy project with my entire apartment in boxes on the boat.  But I accomplished that feat and was able to screw the mounting bracket down.  Of course the screws were ½  inch shorter than I wanted,


More tomorrow… or the next day…

Roger J. Jones

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