Friday, July 7, 2017

Typhooning what a boat does best.

Out today doing what the Typhoon does best.  Sailing, fishing and beach bobbing.  

Leaving the harbor.  Myles is getting some serious tiller time today.


Here is a short video of us underway on Lake Michigan.

Myles has mostly navigated by using visual fixes.  
 Point the bow at that (insert object here).

However on the big lake with no visual cues this becomes an issue.

Thus compass navigation becomes the norm of the day.  
"Hold a course of 270 degrees. Chicago is only 2 days away."

Mr. Fisherman

Trolling off the stern,

Focused at the tiller

Sleeping at the tiller.



Bobbing at the beach.


Our trusty ice chest keeps our towels and supplies dry  as we swim from the boat to the beach.

Beach finds of the day were sparse.

Snorkeling however was great.


Floating pretty.

On the return trip we started with the Genoa but switched to the Spinnaker for the run back to the channel. 

Back to Sea


Spinnaker Set

Down Wind Run! I'm loving that wide angle lens. 




On the way back in we had to wait for the chain ferry.  My understanding is it is the last of it's kind in the U.S. now. 

With the chain ferry docked we're clear to go on.