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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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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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Who’s the True Patriot?

After extensive consultation with our legal, financial and spiritual advisors we have decided that the Billie V – unlike the DeVos yacht – will sail under the American flag. In case you missed the news.  

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Sore Butts and Herons

Tom Writes . . . Holy 2018! June 22 and 23 – Jones Road to Webber Dam. Eagle, Michigan, to the boondocks between Portland and Lyons. We paddled two days in a row. First time we have been on the … 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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Our Mother Crosses Her Final River

Editor’s Note: in the last entry I wrote that one of the reasons we have not been on the river yet this year is because our mother was ill. She died on June 13.  Tom Writes . . .  Cassie … Continue reading

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