The winds howled out of the east all night and had us pinned against Geneva Marina's transient dock. We were both so exhausted with the 95 miles we traveled yesterday, it didn't make a bit of difference!
We weren't in any hurry to leave Geneva Marina because we only have 3 hours to get to our new home port of Grand River Yacht Club. Our morning was spent visiting with marina friends: Hal, Carol, George, Matt, Chuckie, Fran and Ann, the new manager. Lee and Carol even drove up from their new home, Ashtabula Yacht Club. We finally motored out of Geneva at around 1:45 to a bright sun and winds that had just settled…still in our favor out of the NE. I called Sue B so she and Jack will be at the dock waiting to assist us. It will feel really good to be home after 9 months and 2 days! Our last trip turned out to be a beautiful afternoon on Lake Erie….yes! Surprise!! Upon entering the east entrance to Fairport Harbor, we were greeted by the USCG. They approached us and wanted to do an inspection. I laughed! Chuck laughed! We both couldn't believe it!! I told the young Coasties that they were welcome to come aboard. I also told them that we've been out on our boat for 9 months and 2 days and traveled over 4900 miles and they were the first to board us!! What a ‘welcome home’ on our last day of our trip and our first day to our new home…Grand River Yacht Club!! Chuck maintained our speed, the USCG motored up along side, and 2 Coasties climbed aboard....and we passed the inspection!
|happy to be home!|