Friends made along the way…

It was a very rainy day… but our Rogers City marina staff made the best of it and put on a nice “meet and greet” event which included some fantastic live music with local talent: Steph Ray (r) and her sister Nikki Ray (l). Fortunately, they had an open air gazebo/stage large enough to shelter everyone.

At that event we met up with fellow Loopers, Eric and Sharon of Just Passing Thru. This is the 3rd or 4th port we have been together in, so we decided to go out together for a nice Saturday evening dinner in town! Isaac of the marina staff shuttled us over and back, as there are no Uber, Lyft, or taxis in this town.

Earlier, during the entertainment, we were very skeptical that so much rain could just stop and the sun could break through as was forecasted.

But clear up it did!

After dinner, the sun was out in full strength, and the temps were perfect. So we pulled out some chairs onto the dock and continued the evening with an after-dinner “docktail”!

Eric introduced me to the smoothness of a good Kentucky Bourbon!

I guess I’m trainable!

Here is an index of their Great Loop Youtube content… all recommended!

Episode 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQC21phLpKs  “Before the Beginning”
Episode 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzqxWBmXzhI  “We’re off!”  Erie Canal, Locks, Batteries
Episode 3  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvs8YgQ7u9I  Spencerport NY to Lake Erie
    In Episode 3: Briefly see our boat, Shellerina tied up behind them at the 2:39 mark, right before leaving Brockport!
Episode 4  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeenYbIMAa4  Dunkirk NY to Cleveland OH
Episode 5  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27NmlXFCjM8  Cleveland OH to Monroe MI – Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – Floating Gormet
Episode 6  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jweLNA_XaQI Monroe MI to Lexington MI – St Clair River current 
Episode 7   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETtybA1B04  Lexington MI to Harrisville MI – maintenance along the way.

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