Monday, August 30, 2010

Recap of Trip Heading North

Day 1 (Aug 21) Portage, IN to White Lake, MI (stopover in Muskegon, MI)
Day 1 Miles: 154.9
Travel Time: 7 hours 9 minutes
Total Miles :154.9
Lake Conditions: Northeast Winds, Waves 1-2 feet
Fuel Used: 77.7 gal
Average mpg: 1.98

Day 2 (Aug 22) White Lake (attempt to leave White Lake for Manistee, turned around due to lake conditions)
Day 2 Miles: 15.5
Travel Time: 20 minutes
Total Miles :170.4
Lake Conditions: North/Northwest Winds, Waves 4-6 feet
Fuel Used: 7.9 gal
Average mpg: 1.96

Day 3 (Aug 23) White Lake to Frankfort
Day 3 Miles: 99.5
Travel Time: 4 hours, 43 minutes
Total Miles :269.9
Lake Conditions: North/Northwest Winds, Waves 2-4 feet
Fuel Used: 50 gal
Average mpg: 1.99

Day 4 (Aug 24) Frankfort to Charlevoix (rerouted from original itinerary to Beaver Island)
Day 4 Miles: 75.6
Travel Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes
Total Miles :345.5
Lake Conditions: Northwest Winds, Waves 2-3 feet
Fuel Used: 39.1 gal
Average mpg: 1.93

Day 5-6 (Aug 25-26) At port in Charlevoix

Day 7 (Aug 27) Charlevoix to Mackinaw City
Day 7 Miles: 58.2
Travel Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Total Miles :434.9
Lake Conditions: West/Southwest Winds, Waves 4-7 feet
Fuel Used: 31.2
Average mpg: 1.86

Day 8 (Aug 28) Mackinac Island

Day 9 (Aug 29) Mackinaw City to Charlevoix (with playtime on Lake Charlevoix)
Day 9 Miles: 73.8
Travel Time: approx 3 hour
Total Miles :508.7
Lake Conditions: South winds, 2-4 feet
Fuel Used: 36 gal
Average mpg: 2.05

Day 10 (Aug 30) Charlevoix to Traverse City
Day 10 Miles: 46.9
Travel Time: 2 hours
Total Miles :555.7
Lake Conditions: South/Southwest Winds, Waves 2-3 feet
Fuel Used: 23.6
Average mpg: 1.98

**Proposed itinerary for remainder of trip, may change due to lake conditions

Days 11-12 (Aug 31-Sept 1) At port in Traverse City, renting car to roadtrip to Cadillac, MI for Four Winns factory tour, plus visit Leland, Fishtown, Northport, Suttons Bay, and wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula

Day 13 (Sept 2) Traverse City to Arcadia

Day 14 (Sept 3) Arcadia to Ludington

Day 15 (Sept 4) Ludington to Holland

Day 16 (Sept 5) Holland to Portage! Home sweet home :-)