Lake Macatawa in Holland was busy and hot. The winds were dropping, so we had to rely on the iron genoa (motor). It was pleasent and the waters were busy. Big and small boats were out enjoying themselves.
We chartered a 1973 38′ Columbia from GT Sailing, out of Anchorage Marina, Holland MI. This boat is completely restored and the hardware was wonderful to use. We got the whole family on board, one friend for each child, the grandparents, and Aunt Lynn.
Captain Kim helped us cast off, and being a full keel, it needed a bit more steerage way than I anticipated. The weather made it even better, as we sailed through the channel with our main sail up. Then off shore about 10 miles, and headed back. We had appetizers and snacks for everyone. This was the first time for Grandma and Aunt Lynn to be on Lake Michigan.
Out return was early because of other commitments, but we made the slip very easily, as the full keel was our guiding angel with a strong cross wind at the marina.
Till next time. Skipper Drifter.