Exploring harbor towns of Door County Michigan- First stop Sister Bay

Time to head out on our own- we left Running Free at Fish Creek- as they were waiting for a weather window to continue sailing south.   The south winds were gusty and predicted over 15 knots; so we decided to head north a short 10 miles to the marina at Sister Bay.


We motored past the popular anchorages of Horseshoe Bay and Shanty Bay; and  arrived at  Sister Bay about 10:45.   The winds were building and the waves were  cresting at 4 feet.   Glad to slide into the slip.  The rates are $1.79 per foot; so we booked 2 days; noting the weather forecast is for a storm approaching and heavy winds.  Actually ended up reserving Friday as well- and were happy to  get the last slip available so we could stay one more day.

The folding bikes came in handy- first night peddled over to the park to enjoy a free summer concert.    The band had several string instruments and featured a drummer on a Judah Drum.   Chatted with the friendly folks around us who were also visiting Door County and Dave shared a few boat cards with those interested in our travels. DA



Colleen has been working on a travel art journal with an alphabet theme for each day.    Think of our calks as a photo-scavenger hunt for items to represent our recent letters ” V, W and X”.       Colleen found Windows, Wheel Barrow and Wheels at the antique store; plus Welcome signs.


Dave noticed Volkswagon, BMW X-5  and Volvo to help out with the cause.    Getting into the spirit we added a few more photos , then a collage was drawn into my journal.


And here is a page from the art travel journal:



And to end another day at the marina; we enjoyed a beautiful sunset and look forward to another day at Sister Bay. IMG_0492


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Our blog will highlight our travels along America's Great Loop. We sold our sailboat on Lake Superior for a Trawler to do America's Great Loop in 2016.
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2 Responses to Exploring harbor towns of Door County Michigan- First stop Sister Bay

  1. Joyce Berdie says:

    Nice photos and blog. Are you back in Buffalo? We have really been enjoying Chicago at the Monroe Harbor moorings. 4 days was $188. The tender guys are so nice. Glad we dont have to launch out dinghy . We enjoyed to The Field Museum today. Tomorrow the Shed Museum. May leave for for Michigan City, IN, on Monday.


    • mnsailors says:

      Thanks- my son dropped us off at Menomonee marina and took our car home! Monday we head to sturgeon Bay for a few days to see the tall ships come through. Keep sharing those photos!


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