After spending the first month getting to know the boat, and taking a few day sails, we were ready to start picking up a few key items and a few small improvements needed for spending a few weeks away from our homeport on our shakedown sail where we sailed across Lake Michigan.
That’s a wrap on our shakedown sail! In this episode, after sailing back across Lake Michigan to our home port of Racine, Wisconsin, and getting a little weird during the crossing, we talk through everything we learned during our 3-week cruise along the west coast of Michigan.
Summer in Michigan is magic, because it’s so fleeting. It usually arrives sometime in June, and by the time you’ve attended a family get together and a wedding or two, it’s already August, and you’re wondering where the heck the time went…
Round Lake was a boating mecca; all sorts of craft paraded across its waters, waiting for the fuel dock, or a city marina slip, heading to and from the private residential docks, or passing through en route to Lake Charlevoix or Lake Michigan.
Our shakedown cruise is officially underway! After crossing Lake Michigan with Kirk’s dad, we arrive in Pentwater, MI where we meet up with the rest of Kirk’s family.
We bought the boat, daysailed the boat, and have taken our first overnight trip to Milwaukee. Now we’re planning to sail up and down the west coast of Michigan, during which we want to spend some time at anchor.