Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sheboygan Wisconsin

Joe Zellner pointing East over Lake Michigan with Peggy Gabrelson at Kohler-Andrae State Park beach near Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

My Name is Vincent Paul. I am Peggy Gabrielson’s son-in-law and the web master for the 2 Paddling 5 website.  I want to share some of my experiences with 2 Paddling 5 over the last few months, why I was excited to be involved and the excellent day we got to spend with Joe and Peggy…

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Kayak Journey Update: 5/26/17

Joe Zellner and Peggy Gabrielson from 2 Paddling 5 on Marquette Park in Miller, Indiana.

Saturday the lake was still a mess so it was another tourist day. We visited Beverly Shores and drove by 5 houses that were built in Chicago for the 1933 Worlds Fair, Century of Progress. In 1935 4 of the houses were moved to the present location by barge and the 5th was dismantled and…

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Kayak Journey Update: 5/19/17

Saugatuck, Michigan sunset.

Saturday we had a job just getting on the water, we tried to launch from Ferrysburg, Michigan where we ended on Friday and it was locked up. We went to the Coast Guard station and there was no place fit to put in a kayak so we ended up at the campground next door and…

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Kayak Journey Update: 5/12/17

Kayaking out of Orchard Beach State Park Michigan on Lake Michigan.

We met another nice couple who have been following our journey. John and Missy, they were also staying at Orchard Beach. We had a great chat, with hopes of meeting up again some day. They dropped off a bag of really yummy and healthy snack cookies for us to take out when we paddle. More…

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Kayak Journey Update: 5/7/17

Point Betsie Lighthouse in Benzie County, Michigan.

Joe and I set out on our own this week, tent camping along the lake like we had planned to do as soon as the weather improved. We started at Leelanau State Park and were surprised to discover that the weather had not improved. Our first night it was quite cold and we woke up…

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