Another early morning for us.
We left Ludington before the sun came up.
We were trying to beat the Badger before he left at 7 a.m.
And we did.
This was supposed to be a good weather window for us.
It was going to be a long trip, about 67 miles to Grand Haven.
As soon as we got out of the channel, Lake Michigan started beating us up.
And did not stop.
It looks like a nice day.
Cloudy with the sun peeking through occasionally.
But don’t let that fool you.
It was a long, miserable five hours in bumpy waters.
It was so uncomfortable that I just sat around and did nothing but hang on!
No food service.
No beverage service.
Nothing but hanging on!
Labor Day Weekend
Not only was the lake not cooperating but there were so many boats out because of the holiday.
But we did finally make it to the channel.
Grand Haven Municipal Marina
We worked our way down the channel to get to the marina.
Now to say it was busy is a complete understatement.
Since Lake Michigan was crazy bumpy everybody decided to make the channel the cruising strip (like in high school).
So we dodged and maneuvered our way down.
When we got a little closer, we found out that our slip was being occupied by a houseboat and they weren’t going to leave until their check out time at 1:00 p.m.
It was 12:45 so we joined the cruisers and went up and down the channel.
Fifteen minutes isn’t that long.
But when you’re in a big boat with hundreds of other boats of all sizes, it’s a challenge.
Of course, Sam handled the situation with finesse.
As a reward, when we finally made it into our slip, we were positioned right across from Grand Haven’s Musical Fountain.
We stayed in Grand Haven for three nights and had a chance to see the town.
And what a great town it is.
And thank you, Grand Haven, for a great stay.