|not many boats in yet at DYC|
Leaving Dunkirk, NY
What a great day on Lake Erie...why can't it last? Three hours into our morning, Erie threw another curve ball at us....fog. This fog bank rolled in and surrounded us with only 100 feet of visibility. Ok, I better check the updated forecast but this time for Erie, PA. They are showing patches of morning fog. My idea of a 'patch' and the weatherman's idea must not be the same!!! The thick fog lasted for 3 hours. There is still fog off the entrance of Erie so we decided to keep going....the Cleveland area is supposedly sunny! So we're con
Around 3:30 Roger G. called and wanted to know if we were headed for Geneva Marina. If so, what was our ETA. He and Carol wanted to to be at the dock to 'Welcome' us home and help us dock....at 7:10 pm we should be motoring into our old home port. Chuck and I both knew our ride getting into the channel would be WILD. As soon as we turn to port 90 degrees, the waves would be pounding the entire port side of our boat...not to mention rolling us to starboard. We wanted to expose our port side to the waves for as little time as possible. Right before our approach, I stowed all loose items that were sitting in the cockpit down below. Here we go.............The waves were 'rocking our world' until we passed the mouth of Geneva's channel. Wow, what a ride!!
True to their word, Roger and Carol were at the end of our old dock waving and shouting 'welcome'. It felt so good to see friendly faces waiting to grab our lines even though we knew the winds would push us into the dock. We were a bit surprised when Roger told us he just clocked 27 kt winds in the marina but thought the winds were probably more in the 30's on the lake. Yikes! We didn't feel a thing because our stern panels were down and we were going with the wind. After securing our lines and more greetings, Roger and Carol took us out to eat at the Old Mill Winery where we continued to catch up on places and events over the last 9 months. They both were very interested in the people,places, and experiences because they did the same trip the previous season!!