THE END IS NEAR!
Day 95 of voyage.
Day 60 of paddling.
850 miles around Lake Michigan, not counting today, the final leg.
Spent six hours on Sunday battling headwinds with Michael Everts. We put in at Fisherman’s Island State Park, and paddled about 11 miles to a DNR boat ramp a couple of miles west of Nine Mile Point. We stopped for a half hour at McSauba Beach to catch our breath, have some lunch, and stretch on the warm sand.
Today, about 1 p.m., I’m headed out with Wayne Blomberg, and anyone else crazy enough to join us, for what should be the final 11 or so miles back to the mouth of the Bear River, in Petoskey. Should be arriving there between 5 and 5:30 p.m. I’ll immediately portage from there to a bar stool at the Noggin Room.
It took a lot more than a canoe and paddle to get around this big, beautiful lake. Thanks and love to everyone who gave such wonderful support along my way. May the winds forever be at your back!