South!!! Not that things are getting any warmer but that's why we're jamming through.
As travel days go someone said it was mediocre. Not the best, but not the worst. Fact is we beat through 1 - 2 foot waves for the entire trip. Russ made some changes in how the boat holds weight, moving our big anchor and it's rode to the stern and getting it out of the bow. As a result we don't seem to slam near as hard when we take waves on the nose. But the south wind meant lots of bobbing, and taking it on the nose.
Some things are all set and setting. The sun was out, the sky was blue, and we were largely accompanied by many, many fishermen in tiny little boats. As a result, it just didn't seem awful. I suspect if it were gray skies, biting wind, and rainy with no one around I would have insisted we head to the inside helm.
As for the fishermen, apparently this is Chinook salmon season. We've seen them catch 'em, too. That plus Labor day equals many, many tiny boats on the water.
Bad weather is coming again. We're going to do another longish day tomorrow, then hunker down for a couple of cold and blustery days.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Frankford to Ludington
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