Originally Posted by wolffy
So how was your trip? I am going to to be doing this but it will probably be 2015 as my boat is needing a lot of refiting this spring
It was great! It was my longest trip, and the first time I had been out of sight of land and sailed overnight. Pretty exciting stuff for a beginner.
We ended up leaving from Duluth, and did the entire length of Superior. We sailed past the tall ships in Duluth Harbor then went overnight to Bayfield and hung out there for a day.
Then we did an overnight to the Keweenaw Waterway and spent a day in Houghton-Hancock. Our strongest weather on that leg, sustained 30 knot winds with 6-8' waves. Our foul weather gear got a workout; a lot of waves were breaking and throwing water into the cockpit.
The longest segment was from Houghton-Hancock to Sault Ste. Marie. That took 32 hours, much of it motoring because it was dead calm.
Even though we were sailing during the hottest part of summer, it was cold. Nights on Lake Superior are chilly. The little municipal marinas we stayed at were quaint and friendly and charming. And wow, that lake is beautiful. I can't wait to do it again.
Get that boat refit and set sail!