Category Archives: Sailing/Boating

Beauty and Majesty on Mackinac Island

I just returned from a dream-come-true mini vacation. Three days on Mackinac Island, located in the State of Michigan between the states’s upper and Lower Peninsula. The island is a national historic landmark and a motor-free environment since 1898. Only … Continue reading

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Unplugged for 15 days

You’ve probably wondered where I’ve been the last couple of weeks — 15 days of being “unplugged” from Internet and cell phones. Yes, I said 15 days & I must say except for the first 2-3 days of nervous withdrawal, … Continue reading

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Will your anchor hold?

“Will your anchor hold in the storms of life, when the clouds unfold their wings of strife? When the storm tides lift and the cables strain, will your anchor drift or firm remain? We have an anchor that keeps the … Continue reading

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He never sleeps

“On my bed, I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me” (Psalm … Continue reading

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Happy 36th Anniversary!

Hard to believe…today Steve and I celebrate our 36th wedding Anniversary. I thank God for Steve’s love, faithfulness, and long-standing commitment to me and to our family. Love you babe!  Always smooth sailing? Hardly. We’ve had our share of turbulent … Continue reading

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The longest 4 hours

The last words I heard from my husband via cell phone: “We’re just trying to survive!” Time: 1:01 a.m. on Monday. After that, I waited. And waited. It would be the longest four hours of my life before I’d hear … Continue reading

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Fireworks with Family

Me, Bethany (niece), Karen (sister) Watching fireworks shot over Muskegon Lake with family aboard our sailboat. Beautiful display! Steve braved the throngs of eager boaters and snagged us a perfect ringside spot near the lighting of the fireworks barge.  Hard to beat … Continue reading

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73rd challenge for Queen’s Cup (part 2)

The sailors have returned! They sailed fast and finished at 3:06 a.m. Swiftsure crew reached up to speeds of nearly 11 knots without changing sails from Milwaukee to Muskegon. The race boat returned with the same number of people they … Continue reading

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73rd Challenge for Queen’s Cup

 Watching a storm from the shoreline at Pier Marquette Park in Muskegon. Lightning, thunder, and rain pelting as I wait for the Lake Express ferry boat to appear in the channel. The boat will take the guys (including my husband) … Continue reading

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God-gifts

I’m thoroughly enjoying a book,  One Thousand Gifts-A dare to live fully right where you are,” my friend Kathy gave me. Ann Voskamp, the author, encourages the reader to be thankful. She claims the “real problem of life is never a lack of time. … Continue reading

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