“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines! Sail away from the safe harbor! Catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream, discover!” – Mark Twain
Welcome to the first ever Port Sanilac Marina blog! Our crew is excited to bring you boating news, information, and recommendations from our own team and other Great Lakes boaters. I began this blog with the quote above because this the mantra the PSM team has promoted for the last few years. Of course the first thing that may come to your mind is if you “throw off the bowlines! Sail away from the safe harbor! Catch the trade winds in your sails, explore, dream discover!” you will need a boat; so of course this will benefit a marina! Well this is true, but beyond that this is a philosophy that I see every weekend all summer. Many boaters, cottagers, vacationers etc., head to the shores of Lake Huron and slow down their pace of life for a few days. They swim, sail, fish, have meals with friends and family, and just enjoy those magical Michigan summers that seem to slip away so fast. But the most important thing they are doing is making memories. I know it sounds cheesy but isn’t that really what Mark Twain was getting at? When I think of my childhood the scenes that stand out are always those when everyone was able slow down, relax, laugh, and have fun and it almost always centered around the water. Working in our ship’s store I meet people from all over the country, from a wide range of professions and backgrounds and they always are eager to share their great memories of time at the Lake. As a new parent that is something I want to give my children. My family is lucky enough to live close to Lake Huron year round, but we still are easily caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So although it may be obvious (because who would expect anything less than sage advice from Mark Twain?!) it really is important to get to up to Lake Huron and make memories happen for your children, your grandchildren, yourselves.
I know it’s cold and snowy at the moment and not ideal for sailing off into the sunset but now is a great time to share your fond Lake Huron memories. Post your photos and stories on our Facebook page. And join us for our 6th Annual Open House on April 12th, to swap stories in person and make new memories.