Kayak Journey Update: 5/22/18

A freighter at the mouth of the St. Marys River near Munuscong, Michigan 5-16-18.

May 13 We finally had a warm comfortable night, and when we woke up the sun was bright and the sand was warm. We set out for a 13 mile crossing, headed for Sault Ste Marie. The lake was very calm but much to our surprise we ran into night ice, we had to crunch…

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Kayak Journey Update: 5/12/18

Lake Superior sunrise.

May 1 We left Grand Marais and picked up Ramona Asher and Brent Elling, our drop-off crew. It was a pretty drive with great company. We arrived in Marathon, right where we left off in September. We stayed at the Marathon Harbor Inn just like last time and had a very nice meal at the…

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2018 Journey Announcement

Joe and Peggy's 2 Paddling 5 2018 featured announcement photo.

Here we go again! Hello friends, Joe and I have had a very nice break and are rested up and ready to hit the water again. The snow is melting, the ice is breaking and we plan to be paddling again by or around May 1st. We had a great time paddling the 2,500 miles…

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Last Days of the 2017 Journey: 9/10/17

Lake Superior in the Nipigon Canada area.

The End of the 2017 Journey As many of you know, 2 Paddling 5 is now off the water. This post documents the last days of their 2017 journey as written by Peggy Gabrielson. August 18 Still off the water, they are calling for 3 to 5, or 5 to 7 foot waves and high…

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Kayak Journey Update: 8/18/17

Churned up brown water near Amicon River on Lake Superior.

August 12 We were up and out by 8:00 and water conditions were great. Joe and I stopped at the Brule River at snack time and it’s really a busy area. We also fit in a 10 minute nap, we love that part! Paddled back out and aimed for the Amnicon River. The water was…

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Kayak Journey Update: 8/12/17

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore shoreline.

August 5 The lake is finally calm again and we are back on the water. It was a short day, planned for it to be so we can meet with Jeff and Marcia Rohr with a supply drop. We only paddled 14 miles, making our destination of Ontonagon Township Park. The park is very clean…

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Kayak Journey Update: 8/8/17

Lake Superior sunset with a campfire on the beach.

July 29 We left Munising, Michigan and had a great day on the water. We saw a Shipwreck in the Bay just a few miles out and that was so cool! We encountered more rock walls and to our surprise we were more impressed by these than Pictured Rocks. We were able to see more…

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Kayak Journey Update: 7/31/17

Camping on a rock on Lake Superior.

July 22, 2017 We started out for Paradise… With a beautiful sunrise and high hopes for the days paddle. After the first 3 miles things headed south. We thought we could land in Paradise but instead we ended up with steep walls reinforced with rock to hold back the constant erosion caused by the waves.…

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Kayak Journey Update: 7/17/17

Northern Lake Michigan near Seul Choix Lighthouse. View of grassy beach and rough waters with a blue sky.

July 10 we woke up to a very soggy mess, last nights rain was incredible. Very heavy morning fog which gave us a later than intended start. Made a 2 1/2 mile crossing in the fog, Joe was fine with it but I really didn’t like it. Stopped for lunch and as always this time…

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