Three days in Port Washington Wisconsin marina

A winning combination: outdoor band , boat bar and  awesome dinner of scallops and shrimp all less than a block from the marina at the New Port Shores restaurant.

Entertained by Shane Dar with country, rockabilly and his  ” Russian Counting Song”

The lighthouse museum was a great destination.  It had been neglected over the years , and converted to a duplex before the historical society was able to renovate and furnish it as a museum.  Its a climb up the steps , but had a great tour.

Farmer’s markets in August can’t be beat for the abundance of produce.  It was a rainy  day at the market, but well worth it; and was held in the street down town.


What a friendly marina- we met Dick on his Mainship pilot; learned he will be in Florida this winter so we may swing by to visit as we pass by Tampa!  Also met Cal – He keeps an RV in Pickwick, Alabama which is along our loop route.  He shared some maps of the area and some great stories.

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Over 40 sail boats arrived as they finished the clipper race from Muscegan MI to Port washington WI ( about 60 miles across the lake- took them between 10 and 17 hours to complete)  Need-less to say, some boats came in after midnight!

They gathered in the basin and rafted off three deep. The marina is full; and we decided to stay a 3rd night.

Took a walk through Port Washington and appreciated the old architecture.  The historical society provided a walking tour map and we were able to pick out a few of the old buildings.

To wrap up the weekend, we decided to walk to the upper park for a European Beer Garden.   Somehow got down the wrong street; and had to ask a local police officer where the beer garden was.  He said it was a good hike up the hill- at least half a mile. So off we went.   Just as we reached the top of the hill , guess who drives by?   the officer; just making sure we made it I guess.  Rewarded with some good Wisconsin beer and music by a local band.

Found a short cut back to the marina- the steps included 12 flights so it was a steep hill to go down.   The crowd was mostly local- not sure where the fellow with the kilt fit in.

Spent the evening looking over the charts and making plans for our next stop – Milwaukee.  Since we have limited internet or tv,  the news of the riots is only slightly on our radar!  should be another interesting day as we head toward Milwaukee next.


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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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