Thursday, August 14, 2014
The winds were still blowing hard this morning and there was no change expected in the forecast.
We were happy to stay in Tawas today and absorb some of this small town culture.
Rick and I started out by going to a little restaurant/sports bar for breakfast. This place served lots of locals and vacationers. It’s no wonder that they were busy because they served up a mean breakfast for a really reasonable price.
After breakfast we went to the library so we could pick up the internet to catch up on a bit of email and to post my blog. Lately, I’ve written my blog on my computer using Micrososft Word, and then I put it up on the internet whenever wifi is available to me. It means that I often get behind on sending out my posts, but no worries, I’ll eventually catch up.
We spent some of the day doing window shopping and treasure hunting at the shops.
There is a nice antique store where I got a wall sconce for an outdoor plant.
The local artists’ co-op was great. The gallery/store was busy with artists and customers. I met a woman who does beautiful acrylic painting on Yupo art paper and she gave me a few tips on how to use that substrate. I plan to try it as soon as I get settled at home. She also makes primitive pottery and I got myself a mug and a cup to use at the boat. I revisited the Book Nook and got a couple paperbacks for myself and a used nautical book for Rick.
In the afternoon we did some reading at the boat. Rick did more reading and less shopping than me.
We entertained a couple that we met in Harrisville. Their names are Bruce and Karen Bett and they are on a Cape Dory sailboat called Malinche. They came to Guinevere for a drink and we talked about boating and reminisced about life. They are about the same age as us and they lived in Detroit for a while. Now, they keep their boat at Port Sanilac and they live in Canton near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
All in all, we had a great day enjoying the little vacation town of Tawas.