sailing off Cleveland
We packed the boat up
Thursday night (7/29)& left about 1 a.m.
for Huron, Ohio and
the Tartan Rendezvous.
We arrived in Huron about 8 a.m.
There were about 30 other
Tartans there of all sizes

Chip had to rest after his long sail

Pirate sailing
Chip & Pirate sitting on the bow at
the Huron Boat Basin
Swimming at the Huron Beach
Sunday we sailed to Kelly's Island
Pirate peeking under the dodger
This was his first lengthily sail

Paul & Chip
Sadie relaxing
Monday we sailed on
to Put in Bay
Instead of docking
we anchored in the bay
on a mooring ball.
We had to call the
water taxi to get to shore
The dogs loved the water taxi
The dogs looking in the cabin
Put in Bay had a great beach for the dogs to swim
Right under Perry's Monument

Wednesday was windy & rainy.
The forecast for the rest of the week was high winds and waves getting worse Thursday & Friday.
We decided to leave Put in Bay & head back to Cleveland.
Although not too bad when we left the Bay (about 15-20 knot winds & waves 3-5 feet)the weather quickly worsened.
A squall line moved in (not forecasted) and winds were upwards of 30 knots, gusting higher at times.
Wave we 6-8 feet.
We had hoped to get to Vermilion or Lorain for the night, but because of the conditions we got as far as Huron.

Although the weather improved Thursday, the wind & waves didn't subside until Friday night, so we headed back to Cleveland on Saturday.

A wave sequence coming over the breakwall at the Huron Lighthouse on Thursday 8/5.

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