This was supposed to post before the weekend but I just ran out of time!

A couple of Sundays ago we got up extra early in order to head out to Portage Lake on a little kayaking trip.  We were told to get to the launch site as parking was limited and filled up quickly.  They weren’t kidding, we got there soon after 8am after a 40 minute drive and found only three parking spaces left!  By 8:30 we were unloaded and in the water and the sun hadn’t even cleared the tallest trees yet!

This was our intended route:

We put the boats in just off McGregor Rd on Portage Lake and after a splash about on Portage, headed through Base Line Lake, Gallagher and finally Strawberry Lake…. and back!   9 1/2 miles of paddling in a shade under four hours.  The channel in between the lakes is actually the Huron River and it’s wider than it looks.

Not too many words, just a few photos.







I’m still going through the photos from the Vintage Racing weekend and hope to put up a post by the end of the week.  I’m also still recovering, both from the event itself and the hot laps I had on Sunday when I was a passenger in a race car so powerful that I’ve actually got bruises on both shoulder blades from being pushed back so hard when the driver opened it up down the back straight!  Wicked!