Yesterday, we left Bay City a bit later than we had hoped, around 10:00. It was a beautiful, sunny day…with no wind. So Moonraker’s engine got quite the workout!
The next port north, after Bay City, is Au Gres, 8 hours away. Unfortunately, we can’t get our boat into the marina there, because the water levels are too low. So our only option was to continue 4 more hours to Tawas.
It was so hot and sunny, that we stopped in Au Gres to go swimming. When we got back on the boat, the wind had finally picked up! We sailed a short distance, then the sky began to get dark. The weather reports changed, from sunny all day, to isolated thunder storms. We decided to run the engine so that we could get to Tawas before the storms.
As soon as we arrived at the marina, around 7:30 (we made really good time!), the sky cleared up and it was a lovely evening.