Friday, August 19, 2016
So far traveling on our boat has had it's ups and downs. The ups being the wonderful people we're meeting, the wonderful food we're eating and of course the wonderful sights we're seeing. The downs being the sometimes nauseating waves, the storms and of course that one time that I was smacked in the face with a pole. Ahhhh this is the life!
We have traveled to three different marinas so far. One in Toledo, OH, another in Grosse Pointe, MI and the one we are staying at over the weekend in Port Huron, MI. All have been very nice and at each place we were able to hook up to both electricity and water. This helps keep our A/C running as well as other things such as chargers, lights, the fridge, our sinks and the toilet. Although, each marina provides a bathroom and a shower house, so our little bathroom on the boat is mainly used for storage, nighttime teeth brushings, and clothes changing.
Some of the people we have met along the way have been very welcoming and have had quite an interest in our trip. We are known as "loopers." It's funny because anywhere outside of a marina no one seems to know what The Great Loop is, but say the word "loop" just once in a marina and everyone flashes you an encouraging smile and tells you stories of their own trip or a friend's trip. We used to say, "oh, there's just something about the people who live on the water, they're all so nice." And we have yet to take back that sentence!
It has been a great trip so far and I can't wait to continue adventuring with the family! Mom has put me in charge of the blog, but don't be too surprised if you see something from someone else in the family on here soon! Don't forget to follow us on FaceBook at Wilsons On The Water and if you have any questions feel free to send us a message! I hope you enjoy the blog and reading the adventures of the great La Cigale!
Nina (The First Mate)