Monday, May 11, 2009
Segment 4, Day 4 Mears->Pentwater 12 miles
High of 44 degrees, 20+mph winds.
The weather was wild this day, wet and windy. Les and Milene were envisioning more of a stroll
on a sunny beach, but they geared up for the challenge.
Once we got out to the lake, the wind picked up and the waves were rushing up the beach. The rain had turned little streams into obstacles that we had to carefully cross.
Milene got caught by a couple of huge waves and had to change socks. Good thing she'd painted her toenails! The garbage bag method of crossing worked pretty well for us, but the streams were growing larger as we walked, so we went inland to get out of the wind and away from the reach of the waves. We were delighted to reach Pentwater (and the spacious Channel Lane Inn).