Monday, September 5, 2011

South Haven 9/1/11

We traveled from Grand Haven, MI to South Haven which made for another long day.  We finally moved closer to shore to reduce wave action.  Ate at a new restaurant in South Haven and then to Save a Lot for some groceries. Duke met many new dog friends on his numerous walks.  We watched the weather and knew we had a small window to get to Chicago.  We set a 7 hour course in a direct line to the windy city.  Seas were glassy to 1 foot the whole way.  We saw no boats for several hours.  The city was shrouded in humidity, so we were on top of it by the time we saw the skyscrapers.   We had to dodge some boat traffic getting into the harbor, but it wasn't bad since it was a weekday.

In Monroe Harbor, we were told to tie up to the wall, but had a bit of a time finding which wall.  This was our first experience parallel parking---not as easy as pulling into a slip.  No power, so we used our generator all night for air conditioning (temps in the 90's).  Ate at the Chicago Yacht Club, which has a beautiful view of the harbor. You have to be a member of a reciprocal yacht club in order to get in.

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