Harrisville

Sunday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 12

We took our time getting ready this morning and left Presque Isle for Alpena at 9:30 a.m.

Sunrise at Presque Isle

Sunrise at Presque Isle

By the time we reached the turn for Alpena Bay, we were enjoying the motor-sailing ride so much that we decided to keep moving on to the little town of Harrisville. Overall, we travelled 45 nm and were docked at Harrisville at 5:15 p.m.

Navigating to Harrisville

Navigating to Harrisville

En Route to Harrisville

En Route to Harrisville

En Route to Harrisville

En Route to Harrisville

The decision to come to Harrisville was a big one for us because we expected rain and thunderstorms to start on Monday and continue on until at least Tuesday night so wherever we ended up on Sunday night was where we were going to stay for at least 2 and a half days.

The marina is exceptionally clean with friendly staff. They provide single speed Schwinn bicycles, a book exchange, laundry facilities on site, great showers, and a new building with a lounge for reading or using their computer. In other words, very nice!

Harrisville Marina

Harrisville Marina

Harrisville Marina

Harrisville Marina

The town is very small, with one short, quiet main street. The neighbourhoods are very tidy with well-kept small and moderate sized houses on sleepy streets. There are a couple of nice small cooperative art and craft galleries that I visited for inspiration. The State camping park with a beach and a bicycle trail is only about a mile from the marina. Rick and I took bikes to the park and around town before the rain really hit on Monday.

Eye Catcher in Harrisville

Eye Catcher in Harrisville

Downtown Harrisville

Downtown Harrisville

Downtown Harrisville

Downtown Harrisville

Downtown Harrisville

Downtown Harrisville

It didn’t start raining until about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, and boy, did it ever come down, but we were very cosy in our sailboat cocoon.

It continued to rain on Tuesday and we did some small town walks, read, did laundry, etc. All in all, we are very relaxed. The rain is supposed to stop tonight so we are making plans to move on.

Rainy Day Eye Catcher

Rainy Day Eye Catcher

Staying Dry

Staying Dry

Rainy Day

Rainy Day

Cloudy Skies Over Harrisville

Cloudy Skies Over Harrisville

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2 Responses to Harrisville

  1. Carol says:

    Michelle And did it rain!! Looking forward to having you back!! Carol

  2. ThumbWind says:

    Nicely done…we sailed from Caseville to Mackinaw in 2008. One the way up we encountered a loose jet ski. Needless to say the sheriff and Coast Guard took an interest. All turned out well. Coming back we also bypassed Alpena in favor of Harrisville. One of the best marinas on Huron.

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