Monday, July 11, 2011

Petoskey

7/11/11 Petoskey: afternoon  10-15 kts SW. Many gybes to get into Little Traverse Bay. A short distance became a 3-hour sail. Docked without assistance because for the first time in a Michigan public marina, the dock hand was busy. We got to practice our Jack Klang mid-ship spring line technique in which we lasso an outer bollard with the aft spring line and use the boats forward progress to bring her into the dock. Fortunately, I didn't miss the bollard and Beth had good control of Speakeasy from the helm. Petoskey has many slips and good facilities plus one of the best sunsets without leaving your boat. The download area has many shops. We took advantage of the happy hour at hotel for a drink and shrimp.
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