The Sweet and Saltie blog is produced by JoEllen Schneider and Ron Dwelle.
The sweetwater part refers to our summer cruises aboard Thyme Hyssop & Wry, a Gulfstar 36 sloop, on the Great Lakes—primarily Lake Huron, the North Channel, Georgian Bay, and Lake Superior. Our home port is the Duncan Bay Boat Club in Cheboygan, Michigan, at the east end of the Straits of Mackinac.
The saltwater part refers to our winter cruises aboard Prairie Dog, a Prairie 36 trawler, in Florida. The boat is stored for the summer in Port Charlotte, Florida. That’s not exactly a home port, since we leave as soon as possible after launch and return as late as possible before haul-out.