Reluctantly, we leave Traverse City and head up the bay to Northport (21NM). It is a chilly ride and feels like fall is already trying to creep in the door. We have a warm welcome at the Northport Marina, as our friends from Marin County, Carol & Ken, are here in Northport (‘The Mitten’) visiting family. After tying-up we make the pilgrimage to the only brew pub in town to sample the local lager and IPA. The crew then moves across the street for music in the park and a picnic. The next day we take advantage of the good weather and wash and wax the boat. Chores done, we head out to go bowling at Tucker’s with the gang. After an ancestral tour from Ken the next morning we head off to Leland Harbor. The cruise is lovely and calm and we arrive in three or so hours at Leland Harbor (25NM). We walk around the sweet area of Fishtown and grab a few beers at ‘The Cove’. We say our goodbyes to Carol and Ken and promise to touch base when we are back in Marin in Fall.