Pelting rain, that’s what we woke to this morning. However, by the time we were done with breakfast and the blog it had eased up for a bit and we took the dink to town for a “look-see”.
Harbor Springs is a “cutsie”, wealthy summer hideaway for the corporate executives from Detroit and Chicago. We uncovered more art galleries than I could count and numerous boutiques. While wandering, we happened upon the Farmer’s Market and snagged some “dragon” beans and local peaches.
Back on Quest we pulled up anchor and, once again, headed out into the tumultuous Lake Michigan. We were only up for a couple of hours of this beating so headed for Charlevouix in the tiny Round Lake.
Pine River, the narrow entrance to Round Lake, was a welcomed sight and we covered in her shelter, waiting for the US Highway 31 Bridge to open on the ½ hour.
What a beautiful, calm little sanctuary we found in Round Lake. The shores are lined with homes and fabulous boat houses. From our vantage point we were able to see a couple of the “Fairy Houses” built in the 1900 by Earl Young. These whimsical fantasy houses are built of stone and have wave-like rooflines.
Soon we were anchored and off in our dingy to explore the city. I found Samantha at Panache Hair Studio open and available to give me a much needed haircut. Thanks Sam. We grabbed some beer and butter at the market and headed back for dinner on the Quest.
Date night! We dinked back to shore, took in a movie at the local theater then crept back in the dark, starlit night. Fun evening.