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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bass Lake with Loretta

In preparation for Saturday's adventure there are some serious logistics. One of the pieces is that I needed to pick up Ellen's canoe on my car, so Loretta and I did that tonight. And since we were going there, we took a little paddle on Bass Lake, and through the outlet.


Yes, this is the same place that Ellen and I kayak all the time. That's because it's where Ellen lives, and it's easy for her to keep the kayaks there all summer.

Bass Lake outlet

It leads out to Lake Michigan. This is such a pretty place. There are often lots of people there because it's also a good place for kids to play. You can drive there too- you don't have to come in by boat.

gulls on beach

We just thought this was funny. It looks like the gulls have all bought their front-row seats, and are now lined up waiting for the show to start.

When we got back, Ellen was home (she had a meeting) and the three of us got the canoe on my car. For Saturday, she's bringing a friend with a truck and the two kayaks.

I'm loving this cool week. Next week is going to be more tropical, so I'm trying to enjoy this weather to the max.

See Kayaking on November 21
See Joan and Ellen's Next Adventure


rainfield61 said...

It is a beautiful place. The gulls do appreciate too.

Karen and Gerard said...

The gulls do look like they are enjoying the show. I love canoeing but it's been a long time. That looks like fun and so peaceful too!

vanilla said...

As I drink in the beauty of the water and its surrounding areas, I can almost feel the paddle in my hands.


Secondary Roads said...

That looks like so much fun . . . Those gulls appear to be in a football-like formation. Nah.

unikorna said...

Breathtaking images and lovely story telling :).

Ann said...

What a lovely day. Looking at your pictures makes me want to stroll the shores of lake Erie

Sharkbytes said...

rainfield- appreciative gulls we have plenty of!

Karen- it's very peaceful- especially in the channel because boats have to go slowly

vanilla- come on up, and we can make it real

chuck- if so, the football is a fish

unikorna- thanks! i'm off to visit your blog

Ann- do it! the water is always great.

RNSANE said...

It looks so beautiful - a perfect spot for canoeing, kayaking - or just being lazy and sitting on the beach!!

Sharkbytes said...

carmen- all of those things! and it's a relatively short paddle, so you have time to enjoy the beach too.

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