The forecast was looking good, we’d had any number of “going away” parties, we’d made our upgrades and built a smashing mast cradle…it was finally time to go. September 23rd, 2014.
We had a long downwind motorsail (interrupted by a nice broad reach once we’d banked some time), and arrived at Presque Isle, Erie, PA for a nice sundowner around 6pm. The voyage up Lake Erie was a quiet one, and the anchorage was empty when we arrived. Perfect for our first ever anchoring experience on Tara. It went very well by all accounts, largely due to the fact that we’re packing a 45lb Mantus. Uh huh.