One of my favorite places during all of Michigan’s seasons! Can you guess where this is?
I said I'd post why we needed the blue line I showed yesterday. After we left anchor by Milwaukee there was a problem getting the starboard anchor back in its pocket nicely. What ended up happening was it got pulled up by the windlass which is a geared down machine meant to pull anchors and the chain up. Nothing abnormal about that except it got jammed like you see in the picture. We tried using wires and winches to pull it back out but nothing was strong enough. So what we did was tie the blue line to one of the flukes of the anchor and I tied a bowline in the other end around the bollard. Then the whole ship was backed up until the line was taut and the momentum of the ship yanked the anchor free! We're talking thousands of pounds of force to make that happen.
It’s a long view into the weekend at this point, so I’m here to distract you! What is your favorite summer vacation location? This was taken in Ludington on Lake Michigan. I can just feel the warm sun and sand!