Sunday, September 24, 2006

Saugatuck & South Haven

This morning it is very windy. The boat is rocking at the dock and straining the lines. I had to adjust the lines again this morning. This is a lovely harbor, but it is not at all protected from the wind.
The forecast doesn't look good today or tomorrow. Tuesday looks like the first chance to get to St. Joseph. Waves are predicted at 5 to 8 foot today. A good day to do some shopping in town.
Friday evening in Saugatuck, we went to the Boathouse Restaurant/Pub to hear the "Nobody's Darlin's," an all girl bluegrass/rockabilly band. They were very good, if you like that kind of music. It's not my cup of tea, but I had fun anyway. The only real issue I had was the sound balance. They just couldn't get the fiddle-player's mike loud enough. What I could hear was good, but I just couldn't hear her well enough.
Yesterday afternoon, we went to the local maritime museum. One of the features is a replica of "Friends Goodwill" a famous sailing ferry of 1800's. It's a square-rigged sloop about the size of "Clearwater." We could have taken a sail aboard her, but with the lake so lumpy the last thing we wanted yesterday was to get back on the lake. Besides that, it was $30 per person for a 90 minute sail. We can do that ourselves for free.
Last night we went to a small production by the Our Town Players, a local community theater group. They put on 4 short comedies which featured first-time directors. Included in the price of admission was desert and beverages. In between the plays the audience had the opportunity to ask questions of the director and the actors. It was a fun, interesting evening.

No comments: