Archive | December 2016

Bayfield, WI

Roys Point Marina, where we kept Shanti, is 2 miles north of Bayfield, WI. It’s a tiny town, population 487, but is a well-known tourist destination. During our 5 years sailing The Apostle Islands, we spent a lot of time there and came to love it’s unique charm. Since it caters to tourists, there’s lots of little gift shops, several bed & breakfasts, and many great restaurants. And if you’re into boating or sailing, there’s 12 marinas within 20 miles, three of which are right in town at the waterfront.
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Washburn Marina

Of the 5 winters we hauled Shanti, we spent 3 of them at Washburn Marina. This is a full service marina with a terrific staff of people (and one awesome dog)! With our (seemingly never-ending) list of projects, several fell outside our “comfort zone”. We also worked full time in Minneapolis, so our time was limited to weekends only. Because of that, we asked the marina for help with many of our projects.
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Roys Point Marina

Before we purchased Shanti, we knew that whatever boat we bought would need a good home. We began looking at marinas and areas around Minneapolis / St. Paul. We considered Lake Minnetonka, the St. Croix River, and Lake Pepin, but none had the cruising environment we were looking for. So we made a trip to northern Wisconsin, and looked at every marina around the Apostle Islands.  There are about 10 or 12 in the area.  The moment we saw Roys Point Marina, we both knew we wanted this to be our “home away from home”.
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