All but 12 of the 14 hours crossing Lake Michigan yesterday was beating to windward over white capped water. The 70 miles was wet, bouncy and at times downright scary. Normally I would not have ever considered a voyage like this, but when you have to go against the prevailing wind, sometimes you just have to take what you can get. All day i used the same configuration of one reef in the main sail and my staysail so at least I didn't have to go out on to a pitching foredeck to make sail changes. I was exhausted by night fall so put my hook down when I got the first chance at Washington island grabbing a beautiful sunset photo as I got close.
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