2014 Itinerary
Swept Away HR46 at anchor Second Wind at anchor Northern Exposure at anchor

Getting to know the new boat

The boat spent the 2013-2014 winter indoors on Lake Michigan, in a heated shed. We spent our first season getting to know our hosting lake.

We moved aboard in Holland, Michigan (shown in the southeast corner of the lake). Our first trip took us south to Saugatuck, and then we ventured southwest to Chicago.

After that, we made our way north along the coast of Wisconsin, and crossed back to Michigan at Ludington just in time for Independence Day festivities.

We continued northward along Michigan's western coast, and left the boat for the season at Charlevoix, where Northern Exposure would spend the next two winters.

Our 2014 itinerary aboard Northern Exposure



We didn't need to make definite plans for our first season, and we wanted to keep it flexible. When we started our powerboating adventure, this is all we had set up.

Late March   Spend a week aboard in the shed to move in our belongings, and return to Florida to await summer.
Mid-May   Launch the boat and start living aboard.
 Late May until September Cruise Lake Michigan.
September   Prepare for winter storage on Lake Michigan.
Sometime between September and early October   Return to Florida.