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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kayaks Loaded Kayaks Launched


The day got off to an iffy start with gray skies and a downpour. But I had loaded the kayaks last night, and things can always get better, right?

kayaks on car

I have the loan of a kayak for the summer from Dave and Loren, who are off bicycling across the country (see A Front Seat View).

The rain and clouds blew away and the sky turned blue. So after church, we launched the kayaks into Pentwater Lake. The wind was strong and the water choppy, but not too bad.


Fortunately, we were paddling against the wind on the way out, so we knew it would be easier coming back. How far did we go? We paddled all the way to Longbridge from the marina.


I took this picture just after turning around, and our return destination is beyond the water tower. But the wind pretty much pushed us back. We sure made the return trip faster! Total miles, about three, in roughly two hours.


By then our small lunch had completely worn off so we got sandwiches (I had a BLT, Loretta had grilled cheese and ham), then we went to the local patriotic concert. Excellent program!

It was a wonderful, relaxing day, and I feel as if I can actually face work tomorrow! Thanks, Loretta!

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Ann said...

weather started out that way here too. Glad you had a good day

Secondary Roads said...

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

vanilla said...

My luck the wind would have done a 180 just as I did. :-o

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sharkbytes its dennis the vizsla dog hay dada sez that reeminds him of canoeing in the adirondacks bak in the mithikal land of noo york aparently he misses that sort of thing!!! i wil hav to reemind him sum time arownd janyooary of wot it is like in noo york then so he duznt feel so bad abowt it ennymore!!! ha ha ok bye