Clinton!

After a great breakfast in Tecumseh with Josh and Silas’ parents we sent Josh on an adventure into the real world to watch and participate in some music! We are looking forward to his return with our friend Eric in a few days. Silas and Mateo started upriver again and initially  enjoyed easy paddling through Red Millpond in Tecumseh and a stretch of lazy river that was an absolute blast to explore.

Not for long though, the rain picked up and the river straightened out which means more water coming at us with nothing to slow it down. On the plus side, there was not one long jam! A whole afternoon of paddling and we didn’t have to get out of the canoe once, that may seem like a small thing but it seemed like a dream to us. After a enjoyable but exhausting afternoon of fighting against flood currents we made it to Clinton! Sopping wet and maybe just a little envious of Josh we called in the cavalry and had ourselves picked up and brought to home base for a hot meal, shower, and night of restful sleep. We will be at it again tomorrow though! Manchester is our next stop, be sure to get a hold of me (Silas) at (517) 358-2715 if you want to hang out with us for the evening or come for a day paddle. I’m also going to dump a few photos of our first week below, captions included!

Old railroad bridge

Old railroad bridge

The mouth of Black Creek on the left. Check out the difference in water color.

The mouth of Black Creek on the left. Check out the difference in water color.

A grand old oak tree somewhere between Dundee and Blissfield, one of many!

A grand old oak tree somewhere between Dundee and Blissfield, one of many!

Tied up to a branch to take a hard earned rest from the current.

Tied up to a branch to take a hard earned rest from the current.

Mateo enjoying the scenery in the solo canoe

Mateo enjoying the scenery in the solo canoe

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One thought on “Clinton!

  1. You are really making progress now. I was beginning to wonder if this was an insurmountable task. I should not be surprised that you are up to it. Keep up the good work.

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