We woke up to thunder and lightning. The winds were 13 knots and gusting even higher. We knew the sails would have to be reef to the first reef. By Reefing the sails to the first reef would allow us to sail up to a max 40 knots wind. We had a 14 mile sail to get to the Mackinaw Bridge.
This photo shows what the sails look like reefed.
You can see the bridge behind us. Yes…I was cold. Under my sweatshirt is my life jacket…
Lanny, this photo is for you…The Mighty Mackinaw…. After transferring to the Lake Michigan side, winds shifted to our bow, waves built, so we tacked to Northern Michigan shoreline
Took a short cut through the straits between Beaver Island and Michigan.. Finally hit close reach winds..
We are finally in Lake Michigan now👏🏼👏🏼⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️ this is our first sunset