2012 Venetian Festival – Charlevoix, Michigan

2012 Venetian Festival – Charlevoix, Michigan

Charlevoix the Beautiful! In stark contrast to our time cruising the North Channel this summer was our five-day stop in Charlevoix, while on our way home, for the 2012 Venetian Festival. One of our all time favorite festivals. We called Charlevoix's harbormaster, Hal (below-right) to receive our slip assignment soon after we arrived in Round Lake. Before we knew it we were tied up snug on B dock ready to partake in the festivities. Thanks Hal! Our dockmates, Jan and…

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Winding Down Memorial Day Weekend In Charlevoix

Winding Down Memorial Day Weekend in Charlevoix

Winding down Memorial Day Weekend in Charlevoix with a dinghy ride around the little island and an afternoon at anchor in Oyster Bay (below). We drove up to Petoskey to visit our friend, Martin. Lunch at Whitecaps and a visit at Martin's home. Monday started with a Memorial Day parade and presentation at the bandshell. Nothing quite brings home the meaning of this holiday weekend more than the five gun salute to close the ceremonies. On our daily walk we…

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Charlevoix The Beautiful

Charlevoix the Beautiful

Just as the Chamber of Commerce slogan suggests... Charlevoix is beautiful. Charlevoix was our homeport for many years so we consider it a home away from home. It seems this friendly little town exists in its own little bubble and embodies all that small town America promises. With concerts and festivals in the downtown park during the summer and a high tech fountain for the kids to play in... all right on Round Lake. An idyllic and picturesque town if…

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Our Biggest Fan In Charlevoix

Our Biggest Fan in Charlevoix

Every time we see Rob, on Keri 'D' Away, we're reminded how often he reads our blog and seems to know what we're up to on our boat. On our recent visit to Charlevoix we ran into Rob, and his wife Keri, at the marina; Rob was a little perturbed that the blog wasn't more up to date. (We were a little behind in catching up with our adventures in the Florida Keys this year. There was so much to…

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Welcome Home Kismet!

Welcome Home Kismet!

Today we trailered our boat up to Charlevoix and launched her at Ferry Avenue Lake Charlevoix Municipal Boat Ramp. This ramp is just outside of Round Lake, on Lake Charlevoix by Irish Marina. As you can see (below) we were operating in a clouds of bugs that were hanging out at the boat ramp. The most bugs we've had on our boat at one time EVER! We have all known people who possess, what seems like, a magnetic force of…

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