Saturday, July 30, 2016

7/30 45 degrees latitude

It was a bright sunny morning as we pulled out of Leland, Michigan Harbor.  We new this would be a unique day as the Hydrophilic would cross the 45th parallel, half way between the north pole and the equator.  We kept our eyes on the GPS setting so we would not miss it.  We ended up slowing down and crisscrossing the parallel a few times to get the picture of our plotter just right.

The dunes on the shore of Michigan are prevalent in this area.  A well known dune is the sleeping bear dune.

I took pictures of many of the other dunes as we went past too.

Our destination was Frankfort, Michigan.  North Breakwater Light stands at the entrance to Frankfort Harbor.
We are at Jacobsen's Resort Marina.  It is very nice here.  They have food on premises.  They have a pool and a hot tub and every two slips there is a gas grill and picnic table for your use.  Yes, I had to do it.  They had Nathan's hot dogs. So for lunch I had to have two hot dogs in Frankfort. 
After lunch, we walked the one block to town before the Street Sale closed.  Main Street was blocked off and the stores had their displays in the streets.  We didn't buy anything but did run into the crew of Ocean Commotion.  They are leaving here tomorrow. 

After walking around town, I met another boater in the marina.  She and her husband are planning the loop in 2 years.  She invited me aboard their boat and we had some good planning discussions.

Lat 44 degrees 37.91 North
Long 86 degrees 14.42 West

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