Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 10 - Charlevoix to Traverse City


We waved goodbye to our new favorite place, Charlevoix, for new adventures on Monday afternoon! We had an approx 45 mile journey to Traverse City planned, with waves predicted to be around 2 feet. As usual, as we headed out, the water was pretty rough. Inside Grand Traverse bay, we took the speed down to about 8 mph to give ourselves a break from the pounding waves. The whole trip took us about 3 hours, and we were happy for a few days on land.

Once docked in Traverse City, slip 66, we went off in search of dinner. A few blocks west of the marina we found North Peak Brewery, a really cool bar/restaurant with several handcrafted beers on tap. We both ordered beer and pizza, and then splurged on the Black and White Brownie for dessert! It was a brownie, with cheesecake on top, covered in hot fudge, with a scoop of chocolate and vanilla ice cream on the side! Oh and covered in whip cream! So delicious... and I was glad we had to walk back to the marina to burn some of it off.

We spent the rest of the evening just relaxing on the boat, watching the sunset and reading. We were excited for renting a car the next day so we could explore the rest of Leelanau Peninsula!