Day 14 – Big Wind, Big Waves, Glad to make port, and an Amazing Sunset

We had planned to go to South Bass Island, Put In Bay today, but the weather predicted for the lake to get rough in the afternoon.   So we planned a shorter trip to Lorain, OH with the idea we would be in before the bad weather was predicted to arrive.  As usual, the prediction was almost right.

The last hour or so the wind had already arrived and the waves were getting larger and larger. The admiral was not happy, even though the boat handled it very well.  Having 33,000 pounds pushing back on the waves helps knock them down some, but still does not make for the best day on the lake.  We were very glad to make port at Lorain OH.

Since the ride was rough, we celebrated by going out to lunch at the marina restaurant.   If you’re ever in the area, I would highly recommend the Jackalope restaurant.

Bob, the husband of the clothing shop owner at the marina, took Steve to the store for needed supplies–another act of random kindness.  We’ve experienced many acts of kindnesses along the way. On the way back to the dock, the owner of a Main Ship trawler asked if we needed to go anywhere. He was willing to transport us. Later that evening, there was an amazing sunset.

View from restaurant deckLorain OH_Panorama1


Light House at Lorain harbor


DSE_3188The waves look better from this viewDSE_3202DSE_3206

DSE_3232Sunset with waves splashing looked like hot molten lavaDSE_3234

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Lighthouse illuminated at nightDSE_3265




Sanctuary tied up for the night at Lorain Harbor – Spitzer Lakeside Marina


2 replies
  1. Vicki Rehkopf
    Vicki Rehkopf says:

    Great sunset pics but the lighted lighthouse with tower flash,
    really great. Hoping for a smoother ride tomorrow. See you soon.


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