Monday, August 22, 2016

2 Weeks Boating in the North Channel, Ontario - With a 6 Month Old!

Day 2 - Spanish to Benjaminsa

Not as scary as it sounds. ;-)  In fact, it was our best trip yet!

Posts coming soon....

Wonderful Weekend at the 1st Annual GLCC Trailer Boat Rally in White Lake, Michigan!

Baby Seapickle (and daddy) with Seapickle II on the trailer ready to launch in White Lake
This past weekend was the 1st Annual Great Lakes Cruising Club Trailer Boaters' Rally in White Lake / Whitehall, Michigan.  We've been to a few GLCC events before, but this was our 1st full rally and we really enjoyed the weekend.  We arrived Friday evening to a pizza party at the pavilion in front of the White Lake Municipal Marina.  We've stayed there twice before, and enjoy the low-key vibe and quiet of the town and marina.

Driving through the town of Whitehall on the way to the launch
Launch ramp in Montague, Michigan (docks are a little short for our 26ft cruiser)
We enjoyed a walk on the little trail next to the launch
Ready to launch
Saturday morning we joined the group for a nice breakfast at Crosswinds on the Lake Restaurant in Whitehall.  They don't usually open until lunch, so it was very nice of them to host us that morning for a pancake and sausage breakfast.  After breakfast, we went back to the boat for RJ's morning nap and spent some time playing with our new toy while we waited for him to wake up.  After naptime, the plan for the day was Michigan's Adventure Park!  We couldn't take the baby on rides quite yet, but he LOVED petting the animals at the farm exhibit / petting zoo.  Saturday ended with a cocktail party on the dock with new friends and boating stories - our kind of night. :-)

Ben and RJ at breakfast with GLCC friends
Ben's new toy! Aka our new dinghy - deserves it's own blog post :-)
RJ meets Llama
RJ learning how to hang out on the dock
Sunday morning RJ and I slept in while breakfast was being prepared up at the pavilion.  When we finally stumbled up, we enjoyed donuts and great conversation (and RJ enjoyed being carried around by a new friend).  We wanted to head back home early so we could beat traffic, but finally got on the road around 2:30pm.  We arrived back at our marina around 6pm spent a little time unwinding on our dock.  All in all, a great weekend and another successful GLCC event!

Trailer Boat Committee Chair, Chris, making breakfast at the pavilion
GLCC breakfast in White Lake
Seapickle II in White Lake Municipal Marina

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Trailer Boaters - Join us on White Lake, Michigan!

The weekend of August 12-14 will be an exciting one for Boater's who join us on White Lake in Whitehall, Michigan! We'll be trailering to the 1st annual Great Lakes Cruising Club Trailer Boater Rally! And the best news is you don't have to be a member to join us for the weekend!

The GLCC Trailer Boating Committee is planning a weekend full of family-fun, with a special visit to Michigan Adventure Park on Saturday. The tentative schedule is:
Friday, August 12
Pizza Party in front of Municipal Marina/Goodrich Park Pavilion, 100 S. Lake St. - Pizza, pop/water provided with salad/dessert potluck. Craft supplies/project guidance provided for kids by Whitehall Arts Council.

Saturday, August 13
Pancake/Sausage breakfast at Crosswinds Marina
Michigan Adventure Park (tickets included w/registration).
Consider carpooling w/other boaters to save on parking fee charged at gate. Optional social gathering; bring drinks/snacks to share - Location TBD
Either return to Michigan Adventure Park, go to dinner in the town with new-found friends, or make your way out into Lake Michigan for a sunset cruise!

Sunday, August 14
Continental Breakfast at Goodrich Park Pavilion
Afternoon Choose to: Meet and anchor out at beach • Go dune buggy riding at nearby Silver Lake Sand Dunes (23 miles north of Whitehall - tickets not included in registration) • Take a walk/bike using paths right in front of the marinas that lead to the beaches, break walls and a lighthouse museum near Lake Michigan Bike/Kayak/Paddle Board rentals available in town • Shopping - antiques/boutique stores. Contact Kait (Lake Area Chamber) 281-893-4585 for more info.

Please download application form here
Or contact Committee Chair - Chair Christine Moore Skrocki at (989) 245-3343 or, or email us at

Hope you can make it!! :-)

Ben and Dana
Seapickle II

Monday, February 8, 2016

Our Christmas Baby

Our Christmas Baby, and "Best Gift Ever," is now 6 weeks old and cute as can be! We can't wait to show RJ the boating life this summer... he has no idea what a fun life is in store for him! :-)