Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Washington Island

What a wonderful 20 mile, 5 hour, wing on wing, downwind sail in 10 knots of wind, I had today to get here at Washington Harbor in Wisconsin.
Beautiful conditions with high clouds, low humidity and a high of just 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Lots of people enjoying Schoolhouse Beach Park even though it is midweek. There was even a car getting in on the action in the water.
On the way, one of the new military ships built in Menomonie, the USS Sioux City passed in front of me.
I tried calling them on the radio but got no answer which was not surprising because I have an AIS transponder so they can see exactly where I am. Normally I get a wave from crewmen when I am that close but in this case there was nobody to be seen on the decks.
Thunderstorms are predicted for tonight which is why I am hunkering down inside this harbor well protected from the SW winds. Tomorrow I am heading 150 miles to the NE to either Mackinac Island or De Tour Village, which will probably involve an overnight sail. I don't like sailing overnight, but I want to take advantage of the good SW breeze forcasted. After that I plan on crossing over into Canada to a place called Thessalon but don't hold me to it.

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