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About Our First Boat
Points Unknown
The Benson Ford
~ The Benson Ford ~
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Hanging Out On the Ball
On our next excursion, we set our course for Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island. The lake was empty, and the wind carried us along nicely all the way to Kelly Island's east coast. 5 miles away from South Bass, like a phantom, the wind left us. After an hour of waiting to see if it would return to us, Don reluctantly started the motor. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Put-In-Bay Mooring Field
~ Put-In-Bay Mooring Field ~
The island was celebrating Christmas in July and we had 4 days to make merry. We got a wonderful view of the Benson Ford, a ship that was set on the edge of a cliff and turned into a home. We hooked on to a mooring ball, hailed a water taxi, and headed straight to the Round House, a place with beer in a bucket and live music on the bar.
Diana and Don in the Taxi
~ Diana and Don in the Taxi ~
The Round House
~ The Round House ~
Christmas in July
~ Christmas in July ~
Blown Stuffing Box
~ Blown Stuffing Box ~
"Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.” ~ Carl Schurz