Saugatuck on the Kalamazoo

Saugatuck is known as Michigan’s Art Coast and is only 90 miles from Chicago. There are art galleries, specialty shops and upscale boutiques. It was once a shipbuilding hub and logging centre. The main streets are peppered with classic white wooden architecture festooned with pots full of colourful flowers and trees draped with twinkling lights. It is easy to walk around this vibrant town.

At least, it is easy today to walk around Saugatuck! Yesterday is best forgotten. The weather was appalling and I battled a migraine.

The waterfront is a hive of activity with the small hand-operated chain ferry for passengers only crossing the river, numerous eating establishments and a walkway connecting the marinas and private jetties.

There are many different styles of watercraft here from tiny houseboats, to paddle-wheelers, to vintage outboard dinghies. Something for everyone!

It has been an essential and very pleasant stop. Now we are wishing for calm sailing weather…

Such is Life!

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