Pegasus in Door County

Pegasys Door County1

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From Kevin:  "This was taken by a camper in Peninsula State Park while I was anchored in the bay there during my three week cruise this summer. The picture was taken at sunrise while I was still asleep. A storm was approaching, all the other boaters departed the night before leaving me alone for the night. I know I was asleep when this was taken because the first thing I do when I get up is to turn off the anchor light. I woke up as the wind shifted and the waves started to build. I departed the anchorage a short time later. I returned to the bay a few days later and the camper paddled out in a kayak and asked for my Email address so he could send it to me. This is probably the most spectacular picture anyone has ever taken of my boat."

michigan wave (1)

We found this on Sailing Anarchy.  Click on the photo to enlarge.  This is a picture taken of a wave crashing against the north pier at St. Joseph, MI last Wednesday, March 8 near sunset.  For the fact junkies out there, the wind blew 40 knots, gusting 60 from the west with a fetch of only 51nm.  The brown in the wave is sand pulled up from a depth of 20 feet.  The lighthouse seen is 57 feet high with a rear range light at 53 feet. The 36 foot tall front range and light at the end of the pier can not be seen.   Lake Michigan ain’t a place for wimpy sailors!