Ahoy sailors! We are so excited to sail this September 23-25 and would like to share some highlights of what you will experience.
The wildlife is amazing. Last year we saw a mother bear with three of her cubs. Many eagles to look at as they sore though the bright blue sky.
Skippers teach and lead the sailing crew through the gusty winds taking us to the utmost outer islands such as Devils Island. This island is on the far north west side of the apostles and has the old crystal glass in the light house to guide boats to safety. Quite a sight to be seen. You will determine the route based on weather and winds. We can choose from 22 islands and different routes. You will learn about the history of the islands as we sail. The Skippers and Crew will have some opportunities to hike some of the islands. The islands are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Only four islands are part of Ashland County, Sand, Eagle, York, and Raspberry.
The landscape and the fall colors are gorgeous. You may have the opportunity while hiking to observe mushrooms, flowers, withered trees, and find some agates while on the beach. Most of the lighthouses are closed for the season, however, the islands are open. The hiking is a great time to get your land legs back and explore the trails. In the evening on a clear night experience the brilliant stars. It may be a bit chilly for the Northern lights. Bring a pair of binoculars to get a close up of the night sky.
For all who hope to go and those interested, please join us on Thursday, August 25th for a get to know one another event.
There will be pizza served (cash donations appreciated), and dessert. We will meet at 6:30 PM in the Great Room at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
During the event we will play some games and work out our menu options. This will give you opportunity to arrange car pooling and to hear stories of past sailing trips. If you have specific dietary requirements, this is a time to let us know. We will go over what to bring and what to leave at home. Looking forward to sail through the majestic islands this fall.
Cost is $425. If you have questions, please feel free to call Rob Norris Weber at 612-203-9588.