Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Manistee, Michigan

Days on cruise:   138

Distance traveled today:  28.9 miles

Travel time:  3 hours, 3 minutes

Total trip odometer:  2,996 statute miles

Today offered another forecast with lighter winds and smaller waves in the morning than the afternoon, so at 7:40 we pulled out of Frankfort and headed south. The wind had veered to blow out of the North-North-East, so mostly on our stern which was much more comfortable than off the beam or on our nose. It was a calm, easy, uneventful trip. Here’s the Google Earth pic of our location, yet another man-made safe harbor leading to the river and lake beyond.


We’re settled in at the Manistee Municipal Marina and took a long walk after lunch through the downtown area.


Manistee is yet another small town which has invested heavily in preserving and revitalizing their downtown area, and they’ve done an amazing job with a River Walk, small pocket parks, public art and more. We have much more to see tomorrow, but this is a preview of today’s sights.







We’re pleased to be on the stretch of Lake Michigan which offers safe harbors every 15-20 mile so we can stick our nose out almost any morning, decide whether to go further, and if conditions are uncomfortable, we can turn into a safe harbor without having to endure hours of misery.

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