We made a b-line to Leland today as the weather radio was predicting thunderstorms tonight. Tomorrow afternoon through Saturday could bring wind gusts to 45 knots and waves to 16 feet. We had a slip all lined up and by 2:30 we were tied up and snug for the expected storm. We watched an ant trail of vessels trek into this safe harbor all afternoon and into the evening.
Leland’s National Landmark District, Fish Town, is home to the authentic Great Lakes fishing tug and the ancient fish shanties now house to various boutique shops. We did succumb to the lure of Leland’s own Carlson’s Smoke House and purchased one of their smoked fish sausage. I can tell you that we will be buying pounds more tomorrow. Super yummy!
We spent much of the early evening on N II WISHIN with owners Jerry and Joan and several other “loopers”. There was much information exchanged and many stories told, not to mention a few toddies tipped.
Back on Quest, Dan fired up the good old BBQ and cooked steak and fresh corn for our night’s feast. Before turning in for the night, Dan made one last check on the lines and fenders. We are well “tied-up and fendered-up”, ready for the coming wind and rain. By 11:00 the rain had arrived and pounded on us for over an hour before letting up. What will tomorrow bring??