Beginning Location: St. Joseph, MI
End Location: Michigan City, IN
Miles Traveled: 36
Weather: 5 to 15 on the nose. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Not horrible, not great
Stayed at: Washington Park Municipal Marina ($35 per night)
Diesel: 7 gallons for $28.72
Based on the weather forecast, Improbable was out of her slip (along with Bruce, Maria, Pudgy and Grace of course) by 8:30 am Friday and pointed towards Michigan City, Indiana. We are now venturing into the southern end of Lake Michigan. That portion of the lake is relatively shallow and bowl shaped, making for all kinds of confused waves hitting you from 2 or 3 different directions. We knew the wind would be on our nose all day, but it didn’t slow us down much. We still traveled at 6 to 6.5 mph and made it to Michigan City by 1:30 pm Central time. Also, the wind kept the black flies away!
The weather forecast for Saturday already looked terrible, so we booked a slip for two nights, tied the boat up, and went out for a “wander.” It had been a while since we really had a chance to unwind, so it was great to just walk around, stop for a beverage, walk some more, have another beverage, eat a little, have another… you get the idea!