As I was getting ready to leave, I saw a group of tugboats docked by the dock where I usually catch the Sykes. The mist over the water was kicking up a little more, so I decided to get a picture.
Friday, April 28, 2017
As I was starting my journey, I saw a post on Facebook that the Wilfred Sykes was heading into Grand Haven. I didn't think I'd have a chance to see her coming in, but I was pretty sure that I would see her leaving.
I decided to head over to the other side of the state to catch a ship that was coming into Grand Haven. It looked like she was waiting for the winds to die down a bit. As I was approaching Grand Rapids, I saw what appeared to be a Blackhawk Helicopter flying over, so I decided to stop at the airport in the hopes of catching her. After figuring out where the air park was, I missed it. But it looked like there were a couple of planes coming in.
The last time that I saw the Philip R. Clarke was on Christmas Eve. I think she was going into layup at that point.
In between planes, I saw that the Philip R. Clarke was making her way down past Detroit. She's another one I haven't seen in a while, so I decided to go catch her. That meant heading over to Belle Isle.
I decided to take yesterday and today off because I wanted to catch the Royal Jordanian 787 that flies into Detroit Metro on Mondays and Thursdays.