Sand bars come out from both sides, so keeping to the channel and minding the marker buoys was an absolute necessity here.
We visited the marina/boatyard a few times, courtesy of the Great Loopers group who were having events that included free food, beer and wine. The sponsoring yacht broker invited us to join the small group for free and we had a great time here. The Great Loop is a route that takes folks from the Atlantic, through the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi River and around Florida to the ICW (Intra Coastal Waterway) and back up to New York. It's mostly trawlers and power yachts as you can't have a mast up to get under many of the bridges they go through.
We also paid a day fee for use of the facilities a few more days to borrow the marina's courtesy car for grocery runs and to use the laundry facilities.We started on a few boat chores we knew we would have to do also, but sometimes Jason just has to catch up on other things and needs the laptop to keep track of his To Do stuff.
Higgins Lake view from our cottage after our arrival home. It was a wet, blustery day, with whitecaps on the water.
This was a bounce trip home and we were only here long enough to get our van fixed and running and then we took off for Florida.