Day 27 – Beaver Island to Leland, Some Fog, The Bluebird, another beautiful sunset

We left Beaver Island after breakfast at the Dalwhinnie restaurant. They have their own bakery and bake excellent Cinnamon and Pecan rolls in addition to very good breakfast selections. Teresa had the Irish skillet and I had French toast, all were very good.

Leaving Beaver Island Harbor it was sunny and clear, but not too long after we were out into Lake Michigan the fog rolled in.  The visibility was 1/2 to 3/4 mile so it was not that severe.  The radar and GPS were greatly appreciated in those conditions.   Part way through the crossing, the fog lifted.   We eventually caught up to Jacob and Nellie who left the island two hours before us.

Tying up on the end dock, we had a great view of town and the manitou passage.  After the girls went shopping in town, we went to dinner at the BlueBird Restaurant.  As usual, the food was very good. Try the “BlueBird’ white fish if you are in the area.  After dinner we watched the “sunset movie” along with many people lining the shore and hill behind the marina.  I expect Sanctuary was in a few thousand pictures tonight with all the cameras and phones snapping pictures on shore.

DSE_4521 Breakfast on the porch at DalwhinnieDSE_4523 DSE_4524 DSE_4525

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Entering Leland HarborIMG_20140804_150700742[1]



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Sunset in LelandDSE_4552 DSE_4558 DSE_4562

Crowd on shore watching the sunsetDSE_4566 DSE_4570 DSE_4576View of the Manitou passage from the flybridge on Sanctuary.



2 replies
  1. Holly F. Schwartz
    Holly F. Schwartz says:

    Dear Teresa & Steve,

    I have been following your journey with Sanctuary on a daily basis and am very envious of you both! You are making retirement something to look forward to ~ I don’t have to many more years to wait, so we’ll see what’s in store for me! You’ve probably seen things on this trip that you never thought existed with the rolling land and the beautiful countryside which you have been a part of for the past month. I still can’t believe that you upgraded to a bigger boat; I guess with your family still producing making the family larger, it was a good decision.

    All my love, Holly……

    • Sanctuary
      Sanctuary says:

      Truly, we have experienced some beautiful countryside and other landscapes. We’ve been truly blessed and love to share our boat and experiences with others. We’re eager for our family back in Michigan and in Minnesota to see & experience Sanctuary too. blessings to you, Holly & keep reading more!


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