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bright, sunny, and beautiful. We
swam off the stern of the boat and were sailing by 10:00 a.m..
We needed to charge our batteries and so we motored all the way
We anchored for lunch
After lunch Jennifer and the kids went ashore to swim and explore Quarry Bay. I stayed back on the boat as I wanted to finish waxing the cockpit and complete a couple other little repairs. As we were anchored I could feel the wind increasing out of the south and knew we were in for a fun sail in the afternoon.
When the kids
returned to the boat we made the boat ship shape and ready for the
We checked to make sure all the ports were shut, sea cocks
closed, and all our loose gear packed up tight.
We raised anchor and began tacking to La Pointe on
Our tacks were sharp and we made good progress towards Madeline Island. The boat was heeled and the kids spent the majority of the sail riding the rail as we bashed into the 2í to 4í waves. We could feel the heat blowing across the water and were glad we were out on the lake.
Eventually we caught up to another sailboat tacking home and it was Jay on his Pearson 33-2. We tacked together and I got some good pictures of his boat. It was fun to have the two Pearson 33s sailing together.
We peeled off onto a reach and lowered sails just outside the Madeline Island Marina. We entered the harbor and were sent to slip B-13 were we would spend the night. I am a member of the Pikes Creek Keel Club and used my yacht club card to stay free for the night. Itís the only place I have ever used my reciprocal club privileges
Once the boat was secured we walked into town for ice cream and to find a newspaper in order to get caught up on the world's news. We found ice cream but no newspapers. Back at the boat we watched the stars and fell asleep dreaming of a non-oatmeal breakfast in town in the morning.
A good day.