Our friends, Winston and Patty, were planning activities to include in their vacation to Put-In-Bay, on South Bass Island, in Lake Erie. One of those activities was a sailing trip on Lake Erie on August 9, and they invited us to join them for that. We were delighted to accept.
The day was beautiful, with a nice breeze to fill the sails.
|Our vessel for the tour|
|Doug and me. |
That's our captain, on his cell phone, with his back to us.
Winston was at the helm.
|A collage of photos of Winston and Patty. Each took a turn at the helm.|
|Doug also took a turn at the helm.|
|Some of the other vessels we saw out on the water|
It's said that two-mile-long Starve Island gets its name from the fate of a sailor who was shipwrecked there.
Perry's Memorial commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the most significant naval battles to occur in the War of 1812.
It was a fun day, and we so appreciated Winston and Patty's invitation to join them.