Friday, August 29, 2014

Grand Haven to Saugatuck MI

On 8/23/14 we left Pentwater for Grand Haven, MI.  When we were in Charlevoix we met Captain Jim of Change Order, a 63 foot Sea Ray.  He recommend we stay at his home port, Holiday Isle Marina, while visiting Grand Haven.  The Holiday Isle Marina is located on Spring Lake and there is a Holiday Inn attached to the Marina.  The first night we were there a live band was performing on the boat next to us!  Saturday night party on the dock!

When we found out the Holiday Inn was pet friendly we decided to get off the boat for a night.  We enjoyed a nice looooong shower; not worrying about how many times we flushed the toilet; slept in a king sized bed and enjoyed having TV and being able to watch the 49ers beat the Chargers!  What can be better than that!  On Monday, 8/25 after a morning of rain, thunder and lightening we decided to check out the town of Grand Haven once the weather system had passed.  We had a nice lunch in Grand Haven and toured the 6 blocks of downtown.

Tuesday, 8/26, we left for Saugatuck.  Once again Change Order Jim had suggested we stay at the Ship N Shore Motel/Botel! Saugatuck is a great little town with lots of shops and restaurants.  Wednesday there was a band in the park playing all varieties of music.  Wish we could stay longer but the Labor Day traffic was coming to town starting Thursday.  So, we will be off to Michigan City, Indiana!

Arriving in Grand Haven, been there done that! 
Grand Haven Coast Guard Station
Quite an American Legion building
Free wall you can tie up to for the day
Lots of boats here in Grand Haven
This is the Holiday Inn at the marina in Grand Haven
Coming into Saugatuck
You can see Panacea at the Ship N Shore Motel / Boatel
Great place within walking distance to everything
The student captain went back to school so the ride is closed for the season
The ole Duck vehicle 
Some more of Saugatuck

Looking across from our dock in Grand Haven

1 comment:

  1. Are you guys OK ?? Haven't heard from you for awhile...........?? BIG DAVID