Tuesday, August 31, 2010

14th State Paddled–Michigan (sort of)

I was surprised to see how beautiful “up-state” Michigan was…. a very enjoyable drive.   More text to be added…

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I decided to try and kayak here… but note the very large flag blowing straight out… it stayed that way most of the time.

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My expression reflects how I felt about the conditions.  I put in from ramps in a harbor…. and paddled out to the mouth of the harbor… where it goes into the Lake.  The wind was strong and the waves were high.  It just seemed foolish to go farther when I was alone and no one had my schedule.  So, chicken Swankie turned back to shore.

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I waved to some folks on a boat… saying I was kayaking all 50 states and asked if the Harbor could count as Michigan????

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Met these two jetskiers… and told them it was really choppy out there… and they gleefully said, “Oh, good!” and off they went.

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Oh, well, I know Michigan has more water…. and I’m heading toward Detroit.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.