Sunday, September 2, 2007

Through the Soo

August 29-30 DeTour and Presque Isle, MI
Because we wake up early, we leave Grand Marais at 3:15 am. The winds are in our favor, but leftover swells rock us for six hours. It’s a Point A to Point B day, with DeTour as our destination. Fortunately, Whitefish Bay is kind to us, and when we arrive at the Canadian Locks we have no wait whatsoever. We pull in, the doors close, and the water level drops. It’s a nice ride down the St. Mary’s River and we tie up in DeTour at 8:25 pm.

On Thursday, we cross a glassy Lake Huron along the shipping lanes and see quite a few freighters. When we check in at Presque Isle Marina, they tell us we can borrow bikes, so we take a quick ride to the new lighthouse and climb its 130 steps for a great view of the surrounding area.

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