Tuesday, August 18, 2009



We Played it safe today... the plan was for Beaver Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Island_%28Lake_Michigan%29
but 20 MPH S winds stirred up some weather and 4-6 foot waves
http://www.weather.gov/forecasts/wfo/sectors/apxMarineWeek.php?expandweek=ON#tabs
. Why bother when there is so much great exploring in Traverse Bay. We had a short 12 mile run to Sutton's Bay


http://www.suttonsbayarea.com/

and arrived about noon and we were on he lee side of the shore. It is good to have a day to slow down. Planning the trip and working up to the day of departure left us drained after the haul and launch. Although boating has some moments of pure relaxation it is work of another nature. You have to become familiar with each other in ways that are not the norm during our day-to-day routine at home. BTW we are still talking to each other after 2 days and it looks like we will make our 30th anniversary on this trip.

Give me a little time to improve on the linking formats.

Looking forward to another great day on the Great Lakes.

Tom & Connie Jo

6 comments:

Amy said...

Connie and Tom,
Glad to hear you took some time to play it safe and relax. If that is possible for Tom....ha ha.....

Enjoying the website....take care,
Amy and company

Amy said...

Hi Tom and Connie,
It appears you made it quite far today. You must be thrilled to have made it to the island already.
We think you may be in for quite a bit of rain.
Good luck.
love,
Amy

Lindsay said...

Hello parents,

Looks like the trip is going good. Tell mom that her cat peeded on my clothes this morning, not cool! Anyways, hope your having fun =)

Love you,
Linds

Amy said...

Hi Aunt Connie and Uncle Tom,
It's really good to hear that you are well and having fun. It sounds like a great trip. I hope next year we will get to see more of you and the boat. Who knows...maybe we can come along too someday.
love, Lauren

Wow, the winds and weather sounded challenging. Glad you are tucked in at shore and having some refreshing beverages.

Lauren wants to know why you don't go to a hotel when it's raining....??
love
Amy

Tom & Connie Rogers said...

Hi Lauren, No we do not need to get a hotel room as we are on a boat and it floats ON the water. Really, we are warm and dry in our boat's cabin.

Tom & Connie

rshane2780 said...

HI THERE
HOPE YOU ARE HAVEING FUN ON THE LAKE. IT WILL GO BY FAST. TAKE CARE
RANDY AND CATHY