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Saturday 6/24 Update from Tom

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Hi all,
Tom wanted to let everyone know that he’s in Rock Island right now.  The crossing into the U.P. on his schedule for tomorrow, Sunday, is not going to happen until MONDAY.  His cell phone is also not working at the moment.  ~~Krys

Tom’s Trip

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Tom’s on schedule - will be at Rock Island on Saturday!  LB

Day 11 - Now at Flentye’s 9 miles north of Algoma

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Peggy met up with me last night in Kewaunee and joined Robin and Chuck Nelson from Kewaunee for a salmon/pasta dinner at the campsite.  Today’s paddle was easy…   light winds form the southwest gave a little push…   my boat was mostly empty since Peggy was meeting me at Flentye’s so she hauled most of my […]

haven’t been able to get into my e-mail

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

if I haven’t answered your e-mail it is because I haven’t een able to get into my e-mail…  call mycell if you need to reach me 

Days 8/9/10 Now in Kewaunee

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Day 8  Sheboygan to Mainitowoc - GPS miles 26.6 miles moving time 6 hr and 54 minutes, moving avaergae 3.9 mph.
Paddled with Steve Bannow from Sheyboygan to Manitowoc…  Winds out of the SW lending a gentle push; waves under a foot.  Light rain most of the day.  Paddled offshore quite a ways and came closer […]

DAY 7 - Port Washington to Sheboygan 26.5 miles

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Following seas made for a fast paddle with Steven Bannow acccompanying me.  GPS miles 26.5 mi; moving time 6 hr 25 min; moving average 4.1 mph.   In the afternoon there was a small craft advisory with winds out of the Southeast at 15 - 20… We stopped several times including Harrington Beach and Terry Andrea […]

days 4, 5 and 6

Friday, June 16th, 2006

day 4 Kenosha to Cliffside  gps 15.1 miles moving time 4:24 avg speed 3.4 mph.  Easy day of paddling - no wind, little waves…  made  one stop and then looked for cliffside camping…  my GPS was off a little and I later discovered that the campground was on top of a very high bluff with […]

Today’s Stop - Audobon Center North of Milwaukee

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Hi all,
Tom paddled 25 miles today, making it to today’s stop on schedule, the Audobon Center north of Milwaukee.  He had some company from the Irish rowing group.
 Tomorrow he’s off to Port Washington.  Stay tuned!  Krys

Day 2 - Big Wind/Big Waves / Day 3 - a walk in the park

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Day 2 -Highland Park  to Illinois Beach State Park
After having a gourmet breakfast at the Shear’s, Mary Jo drove me to Highland Park’s Park Avenue Beach.  Bill Burton was waiting for us.  He was planning on doing part of the trip to Illinois Beach State Park, but the forecast for 5 - 10 mph winds wasn’t […]

Day 2 - Made it to Illinois Beach State Park

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Tom is on schedule, having made it to Illinois Beach State Park today under seriously grueling conditions.  He’ll post an update with more details tomorrow.