Sunday June 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
After 50 yeas of dreaming, 6 months of talking and 5 months of planning, Jim, Jo Ann and Sammy threw off the mooring lines of the Namaste and departed the Harborage Marina in Boyne City, Michigan to “do the loop” (see the about tab later for more information about us and the loop). We have many people to thank for helping us make this happen and if you are reading this, you are likely one of them – you know who you are so thank you, thank you, thank you!
It was a smooth departure except for letting the dinghy float away at the last-minute and realizing that Sammy’s life vest is way too small. With the company of Pat, Heather, Lexi, Ashleigh, and Nate we managed our shakedown cruise to Sommerset Pointe Marina where we celebrated with champagne, raised the loop flag, and had a bon voyage dinner together. We spent the night there for some minor engine adjustments and then set out for Leland on Monday (43 miles) with beautiful sunshine and calm seas. The Namaste ran perfectly, Sammy assumed second mate status, and Jo Ann got her 10,000 steps in for the day. We grilled chicken and microwaved corn on the cob for dinner and then slept ten hours.
Quote of the day: “Cruising means present moment living in nature!”
Boat name of the day: Mental Floss
Gratitude of the day: The love and support of so many!