Port Austin

Saturday, August 16, 2014

We woke to lots of rain and predictions of thunderstorms so the decision to stay in Port Austin was an easy choice.

Even though it was cold and very rainy, the weekly Farmer’s Market was still on. There were lots of customers with umbrellas and many vendors, with and without tent enclosures. We were impressed by the variety of food and craft choices at the market and even more pleasantly surprised by the festive atmosphere generated by everyone’s positive attitude. We got some good veggie purchases and I bought a couple small gifts.

Port Austin Market in the Rain

Port Austin Market in the Rain

Port Austin Eye Catcher

Port Austin Eye Catcher

Port Austin Market in the Rain

Port Austin Market in the Rain

Rick takes in the festive market in the rain.

Rick takes in the festive market in the rain.

When we got back from the market we had to hang a lot of clothes up to dry throughout the boat. We snuggled up and did some reading and napping. I made a couple of good meals for us.

It rained all day until the late afternoon. We ended up going for a couple of walks along the breakwall that surrounds the marina. As in so many other port towns we’ve been to, this serves as a town promenade and is a very popular spot for walkers.

Rick chatted with other boaters. I did, too, but not as much as him. He is really in his element at the anchorages and marinas and gets along with everybody.

Tonight, I prepared some food for meals tomorrow. We are getting up at 5:45 a.m., checking the weather, and then heading out to Lexington, Michigan, if we can. Early to bed tonight!

Port Austin Sunset

Port Austin Sunset

Port Austin Marina as Seen from the Breakwall

Port Austin Marina as Seen from the Breakwall

Promenade

Promenade

Port Austin Sunset

Port Austin Sunset

Promenade

Promenade

Port Austin Marina with Town in the Background

Port Austin Marina with Town in the Background

Sunset on the Water

Sunset on the Water

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