…life, family, travels, thoughts and more from my (and sometimes his) perspective
Sep 9-11; Days 258-260 Coastin’ Down Lake Michigan
South Haven should be renamed: Wave Haven. It seems the usual entry system to all these great little harbors that are sprinkled every 15-30 miles along the east side of Lake Michigan (west coast of Michigan State) is to set up two long protecting jetties and cut an entry in which probably expanded what was originally a little creek or river mouth that then opens up to either a large lake or wider river. Some of the cuts even zig and zag with doglegs so the crashing storms and unrelenting winds are subdued. Very nice system!
We ventured out up the dead calm Black River in the dinghy for a little tour:
After about a mile and a half, the docks, marinas and boat slips suddenly thinned out and ultimately only nature (well, a bridge or two did remind us we weren’t too far out).
We had fun over dinner (and some port back on board) with N’s old work chum, Denny, from Arthur Anderson days and his wife Nancy. It took some back tracking but we finally pieced together when we last saw them: 2012 …wow- time flies! And of course, we forgot to take a pic! But looks like we’ll see them again in Chicago…so hopefully we stop talking long enough to get a shot.
We snuck out onto The Lake on a great day:
En route, we slowed down to take a closer look at the big Silver Lake Sand Dunes.
A 60 mile jump got us to a nice night in New Buffalo where we enjoyed golf, yoga, grocery replenishing, frustration with Seahawk performance and some nice walks!
Here’s one of those “what-is-it?” shots.
A short 40 mile hop midday, got us to a new state! Indiana! We are definitely out of the country-side and into “civilization.” In Hammond, Indiana with industrial smoke stacks of Gary, Indiana to our east and the towering skyline of Chicago to our west.
Hammond Marina shares the floating dock with a mega-casino….talk about un-civilized civilization! See Chicago in the background?