Spectacular Sailing, Racine to Kenosha, WI

Days 50-52, 10 miles traveled for a total of 326 statute miles in two states

Yesterday was one of those perfect days.  Jo Ann got up to see the sunrise over lake Michigan (5:57 a.m.) and then she and Sammy walked the magnificent seawall in Racine.  We decided it was time to move on. The wind was 10-15 knots from the SW, the waves were off-shore so under a foot, and the Namaste sailed her heart out.  Of course our bearing was SW, thus we couldn’t make headway to our intended destination so we just sailed to the wind only turning on the motor when bound for Kenosha.  Even Sammy seemed to enjoy the ride!

After filling up with fuel at the busy gas dock and getting our slip assignment we headed to our home for the night.  There was a brisk cross wind but with the help of a few dock neighbors we got easily and safely moored.  A few minutes later the boat next to us limped in on one engine and again with the cross-wind there was potential trouble.  One guy used a dinghy as a bow thruster and 6 guys and six dogs along the dock managed to get him safely tied up as well.  It was a zoo.

Kenosha is a lovely town with special meaning for Jim.  The original AMC Pacer (early 1970’s) was built on the exact land where we are now moored.  He visited here often as manager of Pacer product planning.

It has been hot (low 90’s) for several days so all we feel like doing is sitting in the shade and consuming cold drinks.  Headed to the pool later.  We are not sure where the days go but are always tired by the time the sun sets.

Boat Name of the Day:  It’s Only Paper.  (We also so the Tytanik but who in the world would ever use that name for their boat?  Maybe I need to also include Bad Boat Name of the Day.)

Quote of the day:  “Man is the most insane species.  He worships an invisible God and slaughters a visible Nature. . .without realizing that this Nature he slaughters is the invisible God he worships.”  Hubert Reeves

Jim's Dietz kerosene lantern that lights up our evenings in the cockpit!

Jim’s Dietz kerosene lantern that lights up our evenings in the cockpit!

Sunrise over Lake Michigan from Racine Harbor.

Sunrise over Lake Michigan from Racine Harbor.

 

Namaste under full sail

Namaste under full sail

The Denis Sullivan, square rigger tall ship docked at the Racine Harbor for educational and sailing excursions.

The Denis Sullivan, square rigger tall ship, docked at the Racine Harbor for educational and sailing excursions.

3 thoughts on “Spectacular Sailing, Racine to Kenosha, WI

  1. I am going to try this, hopefully it will work. Just read all of the BLog to Bill, and he loved it. We are sitting here in Utah wishing you well and a joyful journey. Bill says, “so far it sounds like a nice trip.” Journey on and keep sending out the stories we are blessed.

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  2. Oh, my it actually worked. This is from the technologically challenged person in Utah. Who usually has to call in the Son or the neighbors if he isn’t available. LOL. Happy it went through.

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