… And the Great Loop Begins!

After a 10 day delay due to Rick’s illness and inclement weather, this cool and beautiful Michigan Fall morning we embarked on our Great Loop voyage! We left Yacht Basin Marina around 9:00 AM, passed through the Holland channel, honked our airhorns to greet good friend Rose near Laketown Beach, and set a compass course for the Hammond, Indiana marina.

On Day One of our Great Loop adventure, we averaged 18 miles an hour and Lake Michigan was quite smooth. We arrived at the Hammond marina mid-afternoon and tied up for the night with  good help from other Loopers moored down the dock.  We plan to enter the Calumet River ship channel tomorrow because R&R is too tall to fit under the Chicago River bridges.  We met three other couples who plan to enter the rivers in the next few days. We will probably see them again!

14 thoughts on “… And the Great Loop Begins!

  1. Bon voyage my dear friends! You are in my prayers and I look forward to hearing all about your many new adventures! 🤗🙏

  2. Lifting my cup of coffee to you both. Safe travels as you embark on this great adventure! May it be everything you hope for and more. With love and prayers!

  3. How exciting! You may not realize it, but many of us are vicariously motoring with you on your ‘dream’ adventure. Thank you for sharing your Loope with us.
    ENJOY. See this part of the world and meet new people as God will lead you. We will be praying for you. <

  4. How exciting! You have to know that many of us are motoring vicariously with you on YOUR ‘dream’ adventure!
    Be assured that we will be praying for your dream ‘adventure’.

  5. Good luck and God’s speed! We will be praying for His protection and blessings for you as you travel. We will miss you!

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