My sister Eve, her husband Pete, and their son Eli joined Don and me for a short day-trip from Arcadia to Manistee. Rhonda drove Eve and Pete’s car from port to port and ably assisted with take-off and landing.
We passed the beautiful Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club and Inn on the Lake Michigan shore. Don recalled a round of golf there and I remembered staying at the Inn at off-season rates. Memorable experiences at a superb venue!
Weather apps predicted light winds and 1-2 foot waves on Lake Michigan. Wrong! The waves were at least 3-4 feet. We bounced over and through the waves and took spray as high as the flybridge. The Captain was relieved to enter the protected Manistee River channel.
Don’s wife Chris joined us for dinner at a Manistee restaurant before the Grand Rapids/Cascade group headed back home. It was good to share this day of cruising and catching up. We look forward to seeing more of our family after we “cross our wake” Friday evening in Holland.