We woke up to gloomy skies and rain on Wednesday and so we decided to stay on the hook one more night. Once the sun came out, we motored around the marina waters and then tied up to explore a small part of the park. Jim from svWindarra told us it was about a 20 minute walk to the beach and by the time we got there the weather and lake were picture perfect. Our day wound down with "sundowners" on the Windarra.
On Thursday, our third day out, we headed to Dunkirk, NY. We left our anchorage at about 7:15am and motored with the wind on our nose and docked at Dunkirk Yacht Club at 2:30. Throughout the day we noticed a sailboat following our same course. About a half hour after we tied up to the dock, this same sailboat followed us in and are docked beside us. It turned out to be Pat, and Glenda on Linnea, a 35 ft BaBa. They were docked in Geneva a week ago. They too are making the trip south for the first time!!
We enjoyed our stay at DYC. The members are very friendly and accommodating. The club is a short walk from a great Pizza shop, restaurant, and convenience store. We even listened to the 60's band "Revolver" that was playing at the municipal pier!! What more could you want? Oh just a heads up.....the depth at the Club is about 8-10 feet but the grass is so bad that our depth sounder read about 4 feet....just a bit nerve racking.
Departing Geneva Marina
Entering Erie Bay
Presque Isle Lighthouse
Coast Guard Station
Anchored in the state park marina