Archive for July, 2006

Day 33

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Eric here.  Met up with my dad and Krys at Point Betsie Light House, a beautiful camp site and view of the water.
From there we went to Arcadia Marina.  Perfect kayaking- conditions, wind on our backs and we cruised.  At Arcadia we installed my dad’s new seat (thank you all that helped with transport).  Continued on […]

Day 29 Leelanau State Park to Leland

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

This is Tom back on a computer at the Lelanau Historical Museum (after hours) courtesy of Laura Quackenbush, the  curator and helping hand for my stay in Leland.
The paddle today was 19.1 miles, avg speed 3.1 mph.  Nancy Thornton paddled with me today.  We paddled into the wind all day and faced 2-3 foot waves […]

Saturday, July 8th update

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

On behalf of Tom I’d like to let everyone know that today, with the company of Denny Thorley, he completed a grueling crossing of Grand Traverse Bay. A group of my paddling friends and I were in the area and joined them for dinner in Northport. He is camping at Leelanau State Park and tomorrow […]

Day 27 Today I will do Harbor Springs to Fisherman Is.

Friday, July 7th, 2006

I am at Bentley Whitman’s house in Harbor Springs getting ready to take off…
Bentley helped me take apart my Nordkapp seat which had broken at the attachment to the deck… we discovered that the holes drilled in the seat had been drilled twice leaving a weak spot (two holes next to each other) and it […]

Tom has crossed to Lower Michigan

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

I’m posting this on behalf of Tom - we joined him this morning at a campground 2 miles west of the bridge with plans to cross the Straits and continue west to Wilderness Park. We had a terrific crossing, didn’t have to play dodge the freighter, and stopped for lunch upon arriving at the opposite shore.
As […]

Update, Saturday July 1st

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

On Saturday, Tom was in Naubingway about 40+ miles from the bridge and he’s sidetracked by weather.  He’s indicated that he will probably do the corssing on Tuesday, and camp as near as possible to the bridge on the U.P. side on Monday night if the weather cooperates…currently alot of storm warnings.  ~~Krys

Update Friday 6/30

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Tom is on track, staying at Big Knob Campground Friday evening.  He’s doing well and the weather’s been cooperating.  He said going through parts of the UP were very desolate but also very beautiful!  ~~Krys