First Day on the Loop 7/27/2019


 We left port from MacRay Harbor on Lk. St. Clair, MI at 7:56 AM, destination is East Tawas. Beautiful weather to leave in and ran at an average speed of 23 mph and up to 32 in Lake Huron for a 135 mile run.  We saw many freighters on the river heading out to lake Huron, and the current in the river seemed stronger than usual.  We have been to all the ports on Lake Huron and we wanted to get as far north we as could to make sure we can make it to Beaver Island by Thursday for a music festival that Val’s violin teacher, Marla was going to perform in.  Well the wind picked up to 25 mph in the Saginaw Bay and we had to pull into Port Austin in High seas at 1:45 PM, in mostly 5-6′ waves with some rolling 8 footers.  Some nice Canadians came in about one hour after us and had said they were in 14′ waves, YIKES.

We met a lot of nice people here and the harbor master and crew are great for this quaint town that should not be missed.

The calm weather window expected on Sunday may change our plans to go to East Tawas and we may make a 160 mile run all the way to Mackinaw City.


Blue water Bridge St Clair River


One of the biggest we have seen in the river

Lake Huron was so calm I could drive with the top open and stand on the helm seat. It makes for a bad hair day.


Christopher A. W Have a great trip

Kent P Safe travels friends!1
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Curt Werner Have fun safe travels ??
Susan D Safe travels!
Bud P Bon Voyage!
Have a great time.
What time frame are you planning on going past the Naples/Marco Island area, any guesses???
Melissa W Safe travels.
Don M Enjoy
Rick Wilson Fair winds and following seas
Judy Rausa M Enjoy every minute!!
Joe Mamo Bon voyage !!
We’ll be checking in periodically.
Walt H Have a safe trip and enjoy this trip
Kim Price Safe passage my friends.
Diane H Have fun. Be safe
Mike K Godspeed.
Troy P Enjoy what you both have earned
Janet H Day NICE, safe travels, have fun!!
Sylvia C Dave, wishing you and Val safe passage and lots of wonderful adventures!
Gayle Court S Happy travels!
Rick M Happy Sailing!
Tammy M Have a safe a blessed trip
Rachel Marie Safe travels ??
Steve H That’s great! So cool! Have fun
Jeanne W Very excited for you! Your family looks great! Have a wonderful time!
Cindy Y Enjoy the journey. We hope to pop in to a couple of your stops. ??
Loretta Van S Living the dream! Safe travels
Elaina E Have a wonderful time1
Jessica G Safe travels and take lots of pictures!!

Cindy and Mark Yassay

We envy your adventurous spirit. Let us know what you think of Beaver Island. Mike was looking at a lake front parcel there. 

Ok, I will check it out.l 


2 thoughts on “First Day on the Loop 7/27/2019”

  1. Yassay, CindyMark

    We envy your adventurous spirit. Let us know what you think of Beaver Island. Mike was looking at a lake front parcel there. Too remote??

    —Reply posted by Mamo, David on 7/31/2019

    Ok, I will check it out.l 

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