Monday, July 18, 2016

7/18 Another Day at Drummond Island

Overnight, there was a huge storm that rolled in.  I slept through it, but John and many others did not.  It changed the forecast for today significantly.  The winds were out of the north west sustained at about 17-20 miles per hour.  One look at the flag out straight and the white caps on Lake Huron and I was sold on a day on Drummond Island.  It was bright and sunny though.

We did some boat chores.  One of the closures on the cabinet where we keep the coffee maker and toaster needed to be replaced, one of the light bulbs was out in the master bedroom, and we can always wash down the boat to get grime and dead bugs off. 

I took a short walk to the Drummond Island Museum.  The admission was free.  Drummond was founded in the late 1800's and then in the early 1900's was populated by many Finnish immigrants.  On display were the plans for the Drummond Island Light, including plans for every upgrade from the updates to the light keeper quarters to the installation of solar panels and light to replace the frensel lens.  I finally saw a bear, which had been taken on Drummond Island many years ago and donated to the museum.

I also enjoyed going through a stack of  The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review magazines from 1941 and 1942.

The water here is very clear and is bluish green and would remind you of the waters in the Bahamas.

So with a change a plans we are heading to Mackinac City Marina tomorrow.  The Mackinac Island Marina is full with boats rafting to one another because of a big boat race that is going to start in the next few days.

Finally, the winds are starting to lay down and it is about 7:30 pm. 

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