2014 Lake Pepin Ice Measurements

2014 Lake Pepin Ice Measurements

Every year in mid-February, the the St Paul District of the US Army Corp of Engineers begin taking ice measurements on Lake Pepin in preparation for the upcoming shipping season on the mighty Mississippi River. So as before, I thought it would be a good idea to post...

What I Did on Summer Vacation

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Oh, I so want to try this come summer! I'm afraid the "old Trouble and Strife" isn't convinced this is a great idea though... YET! She is so conservative. What happened to the "Oh yeah, I so want to go skydiving" gal I married? Mark my words, I will dress up in my...

Frozen Sea Caves

Frozen Sea Caves

For the first time in 5 years, the sea caves can be reached safely this winter on Lake Superior the worlds largest fresh water lake.  The Apostle Islands are near Bayfield, Wi. Not since 2009 has this happened, but due to the frigid temperatures this season you may...

Duluth Harbor Revisited

I was fooling around with some old photos yesterday and thought I would share one of them. We took this image of a passing sailboat while we were in Duluth a few years ago visiting the Tall Ship Festival. As you can see in the photo she is gliding past the Great Lakes...

Lake City Marina – Photos of Summer

Lake City Marina – Photos of Summer

Today, as I write this, it is 14 degrees F outside. Burr! I thought that I would throw up some photos from this past summer to help warm our thoughts if nothing else. Our sailboats are put away for another winter and our activities start to revert back to what normal,...

Islander 32 on Lake Pepin

Islander 32 on Lake Pepin

Here is a great photograph of an Islander 32 on Lake Pepin. She was anchored next to us near Pepin, WI and provided some wonderful eye-candy to the already beautiful surroundings.  On the far shore you can see the Mississippi Queen as she makes her way south. The sun...

Apostle Islands Sea Caves

Apostle Islands Sea Caves

So we went sailing in the Apostle Islands. On our second day of sailing, the weather cooperated for a wonderful adventure to the beautiful Devil's Island sea caves. The wind was down and the sun was up, a perfect combination for rowing the dingy out to some of the...

Mayflies Hatch on Lake Pepin

We awoke Saturday morning to our Islander 28 covered in swarm of mayflies which hatched over night on Lake Pepin. We anchored out on the Wisconsin side near Bogus Bay under a NW wind and had a lovely night. By morning however our sailboat was covered with the large...

eBoatCards New Lake Pepin Group

Just a quick note, there is a new group listing for our Lake Pepin cruising grounds on eBoatCards. Click the link to join. This is another great app from the folks at ActiveCaptain. If you have their app on your smart phone or iPad, you can see which of your friends...

Zodiac Zoom 310s

Zodiac Zoom 310s

We bought ourselves a new dingy. Hurray for us. I found a great deal on a Zodiac Zoom 310s at Defender during their annual warehouse sale which we could not pass up. So about a week later our friendly UPS driver rolls up our driveway with a very large and heavy box....