Category Archives: nature

An Inkling of Home

September 7 and 8, 2018 – Saranac to Ada, Michigan   Tom Writes . . .  Two lovely days on the Grand River. Recent rains have given us a strong current, in our direction. The Lords of the Winds have … Continue reading

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Saranac to Lowell in Pictures

September 7, 2018 Water Temperature 70 F, Air Temperature 68 F Joe Writes . . .  For now I will simply post some photos from a great day on the river. I expect Tom will take up the slack and … Continue reading

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The Old Men and the River

August 16, 2018 – Ionia to Saranac, Michigan, 10 Miles 3.5 hours including lunch break Tom Writes . . .  CANOE and GRACEFUL never go together at our age. My brother Joe and I are cute as can be, and … Continue reading

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Ionia to Saranac

. . . or, All Hail the Mighty Fisherman August 24, 2018 Water Temp a steady 70 F, Air Temp 69 – 76 F Joe Writes . . .  I finally caught a fish on the Grand. Most trips I’ll … Continue reading

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Bald Eagles and The Alibi: Paddling Into Ionia

Joe’s Photo Essay (followed by Tom’s writing) Lyons to Ionia on Michigan’s Grand River August 10, 2018         Tom Writes . . .  Lyons to Ionia, a Perfect Morning on the River, about Six and a Half … Continue reading

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Over the Dam, Through the Chute and Into Lyons

This and That Tuesday  July 24, 2018. Webber Dam to Lyons, MI. About 7 miles. Joe Writes . . .  We could call the stretch of the Grand River between Portland and Lyons ‘Bald Eagle Byway.’ We had numerous sightings … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Welcomes

Joe Writes . . . Paddling the Grand, a bit short of Portland, we came upon a lovely oasis and an invitation to pause and rest. While ‘No Trespassing’ signs are common along the river’s bank, a homemade sign here … Continue reading

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