Friday, September 15, 2006

Little by little...

we are making our way down the coast of Michigan. Today we traveled 32 miles to Whitehall, on White Lake.
Many of the harbor towns along this shore were created by taking natural lakes that were close to the inland sea known as Lake Michigan, then dredging out a channel for boats to use to get from the smaller lake to the larger. White Lake is one of those. White Lake itself is about 5 miles long by one mile wide. There are about 6 or 7 marinas along the shore of the lake, and lots and lots of sailboats populate these marinas.
Tomorrow, if the weather holds, we will go another 15 miles to Muskegon. There we will tour a WWII submarine that is on exhibit.
Pretty soon we'll be in Chicago. Wow!
I just looked at the track of our journey so far. Holy cow! 1189 nautical miles across New York, Ontario, Michigan and 3 of the Great Lakes. What a journey! And it's only 1/5 done. It's still about 1300 or 1400 miles to Mobile. Then the real fun begins.

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