July 8, 2017
We drove down the road a bit hoping to catch the boats at more speed.
The people who live on the opposite side of the lake from us have the best views, because the boats are spread out by then and going much faster. The home on the other side of the lake have no road in front of them, so you have to own the property to get those views. The boaters go through Round Lake in the city of Charlevoix, and out to Lake Michigan. From there, they go north to Harbor Springs in Little Traverse Bay. At each stop, they get a poker card. Next they go back toward Charlevoix and south on Lake Michigan to Elk Rapids. From Elk Rapids they head back the town of Charlevoix, into Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix and end in Boyne City. The events ends around late afternoon. Next year we will go down town to see if the views are better. Blogger does not allow long video's so I have to cut them down under 30 seconds to upload them to this blog. When entries for one of the 120 spots are open each year, they are filled in a day. Boaters complain there needs to be more entries. Unfortunately, our town can not accommodate the influx of more people. We don't have enough police, restaurant, hotels, and etc for any more boaters or spectators!