Thursday, August 6, 2009


I left the Milwaukee Yacht Club at about 7 PM last night and have been sailing and motoring north in Lake Michigan.  It was a beautiful full moon with very flat seas,  This made for a comfortable ride except for the fact that there was very little wind so in order to make any significant progress I have been forced to run the engine most of the time.  So much for sailing around the world!  I am sure I will have many hour under sail alone in the next months or years.


Ed King stopped down in the late afternoon to see how I was doing.  He helped me get the last few items tied down and stowed.  We agreed that since the boat was ready and the weather favorable there was no point waiting until morning so after a brief handshake I was off.  It was appropriate that Ed was the one to see me off, he has been a great friend and a constant racing companion for several years.


Early in the AM I heard the plaintive cry of a black and white kitty.  Yes, Tux climbed up in the cockpit and joined me.  She then did a bit of exploring and settled down for a long rub session.  She is well on her way of becoming the Reboot boat kitty.


I expect to stop in Frankfort MI for fuel.  I will probably spend the night there as the next stretch is a passage between islands on the West and Michigan on the East.  That would make it very difficult to doze as is required when single handing.  I wondered how I would sleep and wake.  Reboot tells me when it is time to wake up as the entire motion of the boat changes when I need to do something, for example because the wind has shifted.


More later


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