Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What do we do on vacation?? Look at boats of course!


 
July 19-26, 2014: For part 2 of our summer vacation, we are spending a week in a log cabin in Sister Bay, Wisconsin with the whole family! 9 adults, 4 kids, and poor little Seapickle stuck alone in a slip (at the beautiful Sister Bay Marina) so we can stay in the house with everyone else.

We arrived to Sister Bay around midnight Saturday night, dropped Seapickle off in the Sister Bay Marina long-term parking lot (a GREAT place to store the trailer for the week), and followed Ben's parents back to the cabin.  In the morning, we launched Seapickle at Sister Bay marina, got her all settled in her slip, and got to work cleaning off the ridiculous amount of bugs we collected on the drive from Canada. Later on we took a drive over to Yacht Works for some nautical shopping (bought an anchor wine glass and new bracelet) and then stopped across the street to check out a boat a friend was interested in.

Boats... 
Boats...
Boats...
And what do we do on a family vacation, even when we have our own boat?? Look at other boats of course! Sailboats, cruisers, bowriders... we seriously have a boat problem :-)

Liss men out looking at boats!
Leisurely drive along the coast
Checking out a Cruiser's bowrider at the Cruiers Show at Stone Harbor Resort
Cool boat docked in Sturgeon Bay
The next day we took a nice drive down the coast to Sturgeon Bay, accompanied by Ben's dad, stopping along the way to check out the marinas and boats in each town. In Sturgeon Bay, we happened upon a transformer-looking boat and also checked out the tugs over by the Maritime Museum.

Visitors on jet skis at Nicolet Bay
Relaxing at Horseshoe Island
A little fishing at Horseshoe Island
Looking out at Washington Island on our LONG trip to find fuel
Sunset at Sister Bay Marina
Although the wind/waves were not on our side AT ALL the whole week, we were able to take Seapickle out a few times - twice to Horseshoe Island (much busier than the last time we were there), and once to Nicolet Bay. There was also an "interesting" trip up to Washington Island, where we somehow managed to run almost completely out of gas, got stopped by the Coast Guard, and barely made it back to a fuel dock before heading down through Death's Door.

One last boat to see!
Before leaving, we had to make one last stop to see a sailboat for sale in Sister Bay, and also make the obligatory stop at West Marine. Seriously, I think it's time for a boating intervention! haha

Final Door County sunset at Fred & Fuzzy's
Enjoying our last night's dinner at Fred & Fuzzy's on the Waterfront - there's a boat dock right outside the restaurant
Back at "home" at our dock