Saturday, May 30, 2009

Arrival at the Cabin

After a few day's of rescheduling we finally arrived at our cabin on the St. Marys River yesterday. We have had a tough time getting here including the hospitalization of my mother-in-law and the death of the mother-in-law of my husband's sister.

We arrived about 2 PM, quickly got the furnace lit and the water turned on and working. Then we headed to my nephew's high school graduation open house. We helped setting up and then had a great time visiting with friends and family.

The ship traffic has been slow. Our first ship of the season was the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. which was downbound yesterday afternoon. She was followed by the American Integrity downbound yesterday.

Today we have seen a saltie, Tufty, downbound. It doesn't show up in last year's Know Your Ships and I haven't purchased my new one of the season. We always pick our current copy at Lockview on our first trip for whitefish. However, this year we didn't even make it to the Soo before we had whitefish. We stopped at Darrow's in Mackinaw City and I had a broiled whitefish sandwich. Absolutely delicious.

I also saw the Ojibway upbound this morning. A 1,000 just passed downbound but it was past before I got the name and the binoculars didn't help. I don't have my telescope set up yet. I broke the tripod last fall and need a new one. Any suggestions where to get equipment such as that up here? This picture was taken last summer when my tripod hadn't been sent for a ride when I tripped over it.

They have had a very wet spring. Our back lot has many spots of standing water. Today the wind is gusting around 26 mph and the temp is 45. Not a warm spring day by any rate but very sunny now. Must be high pressure moving in after the rain this morning.


Shellmo said...

I'm always looking for a great whitefish restaurant - I'll have to try that place you mentioned!

Cathy Clementz said...

Glad you have made it "home"!! I look forward to photos and stories this summer.

About the tripod; I HAVE seen them at Wal-Mart and you might be able to get one at a good hunting/sporting goods store too.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Shellmo, I love Darrows because it is 'Dutch clean' as my Dutch friends say. Plus they have the most delicious homemade pies which I used to love in the old days before the 'new me'. I'm trying to cut down.

Sault Boat Watcher said...

Cathy, Thanks for the welcome and the Walmart hint. We've already been there one time but I didn't think about looking for the tripod there. The new Walmart Supercenter is opening around the 4th of July. Maybe I'll meet you there sometime!