The Lake Michigan Ferry Means It’s Summer Time

by Janice on July 8th, 2008

A lot of the guests at The Westport bed and breakfast come from, or are going to, Michigan on the car ferry. Especially this summer, with gas prices making the fare well worthwhile.

But aside from the savings, the ferry offers a chance to really get into the spirit of summer. As the song says, “Summer time and the living is easy.” You can’t rush the ferry. The Manitowoc ferry glides along Lake Michigan at an easy, steady pace while you watch the water, talk with people, read, snack, play a game or even nap. It’s hard to be frantic on a ferry. What would be the point.

We all need to slow down from time to time and enjoy the moment. The ferry, and we hope our B & B, seem to encourage relaxation.

Disc Golf Fun in Manitowoc’s Silver Creek Park

by Janice on May 30th, 2008

Silver Creek Park, here in Manitowoc, has become a popular stop for disc golf enthusiasts staying at The Westport B & B. And disc golf seems to be gaining enthusiasts daily.

Disc golf can be played by anybody. There is minimal cost to it — you just need a flying disc; no caddy required. It’s good exercise. And people of all ages can play it.

Silver Creek Park course is an 18-hole course designed for all skill levels. It has enough obstacles to make it interesting without being too frustrating and is nearby on South 10th Street.  Like it’s inspiration — the more expensive and time-consuming game of golf — disc golf players get to enjoy the outdoors in a beautiful setting. Silver Creek Park offers several lookout points along Lake Michigan as well as a lovely beach front.

Disc Golf just seems to go with summer.

Manitowoc Lighthouse Has Great Majesty

by Janice on May 19th, 2008

One of the most popular sites with our bed and breakfast guests is the Manitowoc Wisconsin Breakwater Lighthouse. It doesn’t seem to matter when the photographers go out to shoot, the lighthouse offers a solid grandeur. She always reminds me of one of those 19th Century matrons looking upright and competent. Fortunately, she doesn’t mind having her photo taken. Most of the photographers seem to prefer dawn or sunset shoots, but if a storm is brewing on Lake Michigan the effect can be very dramatic.

The walk to the Breakwater Lighthouse is about a half a mile. Usually there are lots of people fishing and boats coming in and out of the marina. And usually a lot of wonderful birds like the Great Blue Heron.

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