"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Drummond Island, MI

Back in the USA. We left Gore Bay today and entered the United States at Drummond Island, MI. The customs agents were at our boat as we were getting gas, before we even docked. It is a main check in point, they are actually stationed here. We had all our documents in order, so it was just a formality.
Our plan is to head for Mackinaw Island tomorrow, weather permitting. There is a Great loop gathering in Newport Bay, MI on Monday. We are going to try to get there, allot of good info will be available for the trek ahead, along with meeting other boaters that are "looping" . The pictures are of the north channel on the Michigan side, notice the aquamarine waters, so beautiful, I thought you had to go way south to see these colors. I know it's just the shoreline, but the water is so clear and pretty I just had to post it.


Tegiacchi Family said...

Hi Jim & Mary,

Sounds like you guys are having a great time and the weather has been ok. The pictures are great! I love the bridal falls. Still seems unimaginable to me to take a trip like that. All is well on this end, Jillian is gearing up for another school year. First day is next Thursday. Nick is healing well from being bitten by our neighbor's weimarainer on Sunday. Just needed a tetnaus. We'll catch up with you guys soon!
Love Lisa

Jan VPB said...

Hi Jim & Mary,
I just love reading about your adventure and glad to hear the trip is enjoyable and boat trouble free. So many beautiful stops you have made with more to come.
Take care, have a great time.
Jan Vermilion Power Boats

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim and Mary,
It is hard to believe that you are finally on the great loop. The pictures are great.

We have been thinking about you alot especially when we dingy passed the docks. We also miss seeing Jim work on the boat and you Mary on her laptop. All is well at VPB.

Linda Radomski

Carpe Diem said...

How do you get information about things like the Great Loop gathering? Enjoying reading about your trip.