We have spent a lot of time in the Michigan, Indiana, Illinois area lately for RV repairs and major upgrades. One of the highlights was accepting two very gracious invitations from Captain Rob and helmsman Mike for beautiful sailing trips aboard the Feng Shui. We spent two separate lovely days on Lake Michigan, sailing out of the harbor in Michigan City, Indiana.
It was the first sailing trip for me, so I was extremely excited. I love being on the water. Learning to scuba dive opened a whole new fascinating world for me, and my maiden voyage sailing trip did the same. I’m hooked. I told Mike we can switch to boat living any time he wants. I am a Pisces, so maybe that’s the reason.
The mechanics of releasing the sails and feeling the boat soar on the water was mesmerizing. Captain Rob and helmsman Mike functioned like a well-oiled machine, probably from many seasons of sailing together.
Sounds of pulleys releasing, sails rising and catching the wind, and water moving beneath us was soothing and relaxing.
The slight listing of the boat as the wind powered us along was fun and exciting.
The boat soared smoothly over the water and it was impossible not to feel a keen sense of freedom. For me, it was a spiritual experience. I loved every single second.
The boat crew and Mike are old high school buddies, so the time on the water was full of hilarious stories from school, band (they were national champions four years in a row and played at Reagan’s inauguration), memories of people they had in common, and overall great company with really awesome people.
Below are our happy faces on both trips. It was so. much. fun.
Thank you Rob and Mike for the invitation. The experience was so enjoyable, and we can’t wait to do it again.
Have you been sailing?
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Source: Sailing on Lake Michigan