10/13/14 – Today we departed New Buffalo harbor one last time for the 2014 boating season at 5:00 EST heading for Hammond, IN.
We chose to make the short run to Hammond (34 miles) down and across Lake Michigan for our first day since it is in such close proximity to the Cal Sag river. Since October is notorious for bad weather on Lake Michigan, our run to the river is only about 1 mile and lake conditions shouldn’t matter much for that short period of time. Our crossing was relatively uneventful with the exception of incredible wind when it came time to dock (15-25 MPH) of course! We docked with no issues and started to settle in for the night. We had Bobby Demarche from New Buffalo on D dock meet us to complete the install of a new circuit board on our salon A/C controller and now we have A/C and Heat in the main salon again! Here is a good one about Hammond, we called and called all day yesterday to reserve our slip or at least pay for one with no results. I decided to come over anyway and wing it, once here I saw a security sign on the docks with a different phone number and again, I called and called with no answer….. some security! Long story short after 4 phone called later he finally answered and came down to the boat in the pouring rain to take our card number and fill out the rental agreement for the night.
Here we are docked in Hammond on Y-Dock
Capt. Ray Bock