After starting our adventure with tears, appropriately Marc, Michele (McCoy) & the Marc’sArk
crossed our wake also with tears on Labor Day September, 3rd, 2012 at mile marker 0 (zero) where the Illinois River ever so gracefully flows into the Mighty Mississippi River. We must now decide if we will turn right to travel north the 350 miles to our home port of Galena, IL and return from Never-Never Land.
“Sometimes good times have to end for better times to happen.”
We have been in the Eastern US & Canadian best marinas (working Wi-Fi and 3 washer/dryers) and the worst marinas (no Wi-Fi or laundry); but discovered all have one common element, the best people in the world – boaters! We have eaten our way around the Great Loop enjoying fish, oysters, lobster, clams, fried everything, ice cream, carrot cake, fudge and we have loved cookies in every part of the Great Loop learning “Southern Hospitality” is alive and well all along the blue highway.Maybe not as importantly, we have also learned;
If you think it is a bug – IT IS!
Salt rusts, but no spiders
– No salt
& you have spider poop.
2 to 4 foot means 4 to 6.
Wind or current never helps you into your slip.
Floating docks rock!
A clean boat does not exist no matter how hard you try.
The loop does have a scheduler – weather.
Running aground is bad, but running aground in the Georgian Bay is a “terrible horrible no good very bad day”.
Loonies & toonies are neat, but to a Looper a quarter is Pirate’s Gold.
You can never take enough pictures of a sunrise or sunset.
Docktails = “Life is Good!”
We promise to be harbor hosts for the Galena River (only because we know no one will ever come) – please consider voting for us next year as harbor hosts of the year.
Seriously - Thank you! – We love you.
“All ya’all” are our Great Adventure and our best friends for ever. Never goodbye, but “see you down the waterway”.With a glass of Champagne, we toast our Gold burgee, saying:
“There are wood ships, steel ships, and fiberglass ships,
Ships that sail the sea,
But the best ships
And may that always be!”God Bless You!