Spending three nights in the same marina was a record for us, so we were ready to move on. We took off around 9 am, en route for Vermilion, Ohio, which was about a three hour ride. We had a nice wind and good sail and shortly before arriving at our destination, we pulled the sails down and stopped for a nice lake swim. Andrew passed us along the way so had the docks organized for us, at the Vermilion Yacht Club. We got tied up and headed directly for the beach, as it must have been 35 degrees outside, so we were ready to hit the lake. The club had access to a semi-private beach, which was clean and great for swimming so we spent a few hours soaking up the sun, then returned to the boats to get cleaned up before dinner.
The clubhouse had excellent kitchen and bbq facilities so we hauled our gear there and made a delicious meal. While waiting for things to cook, we sat on the Adirondack chairs on the front lawn facing the channel watching the boats go back and forth. Vermilion is probably the most scenic boating town on the entire lake as is consists of a network of channels weaving through the town and is home to many marinas. To give an indication of the boating culture in this town, the central water tower, which rises high in the middle of downtown, has emblazoned on it the letters “Vermilion Sailors” and an image of an anchor.