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!