Had a nice visit with my former mother-in-law and brother-in-law… and he knows the Detroit River, been boating all his life. So got good instructions for my Michigan paddle.
Jim Bailey and his mom, Peg Bailey on Gross Isle, MI.
I launched the kayak in my mother-in-law’s back yard on a canal.
Labor Day Weekend party-goers… gather in this little cove… to PARTEEE! (have a video but can’t figure out how to load it)
There was suppose to be a water way cutting through all this growth, but I didn’t find it and got stuck, ending up stowing my paddle and pulling myself through with my arms and hands.
Finally I broke through and was greeted by a pair of white swans.
On the way back along Gross Isle, I saw herons, cranes, etc. Awesome. Hard to believe all this beauty is right there by Detroit.
So, I did, for sure, kayak Michigan. And it was wonderful spending time with my delightful mother-in-law, Peg Bailey. We spent hours going through the Bailey Family photos and I scanned as many of them as I could for my sons and grandchildren. What a treasure, both the photos and Peg.