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Sorry about the double post. The site seemed to be having a bugger of a time processing the pics, so I just decided to make a second post.

Anyway, more pics from South Manitou...

Here's a shot of the loud, slow boat that brought us to the island. A boat ride I had to pay for twice, cuz the first ticket I bought from them was on the day of my grandfather's wake. And the pricks at the transit company wouldn't let me just re-use that ticket. But I digress.


On the island, there's a grove of cedar trees. Some of the largest and oldest cedar trees in North America. Some of them, including the one I'm standing in front of, predate Columbus's arrival to the "new world."




Below are shots of what remains of the SS Francisco Morazan. This cargo vessel wrecked here in November/December of 1960. The ship now mostly houses nesting seagulls and cormorants. Next summer, I plan on kayaking out to it and getting much better pictures.




Sleeping Bear Dunes off in the distance.


And, lastly, a couple shots of the South Manitou Island Lighthouse.

 

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Unfortunately the only picture I took on an all day kayak trip. We started around 11am and kayaked until 11pm. Didn't see any gators but the river otters were out and about all day. This is on a beach right before some heavy current areas with a lot of submerged trees & stuff, that we call the narrows.


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Trip route

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rub1out

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Where is that?
I believe Unfa lives in Alberta, Canada. Lotsa awesome shit in the Northern Hemisphere. Just sayin'. Happy Spring, by the way. :thumbsup:

Here's a few shots from earlier tonight (not nearly as great as Unforgiven's nature pics, but still)...

Tawas Point Lighthouse (shut up, BV!)


Sunset on Tawas Bay, Lake Huron...Michigan.


Tawas Point Lighthouse Cinemax Style...After Dark. (Bow Chicka Bow Bow)


And, lastly, a pic I post earlier, but I thought it looked even better as a black and white. Valley of the Giants, South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan.
 

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The camp flooded pretty good due to Patricia. The road was partially submerged yesterday and there was a ft. of water in the drive way... the back yard and launch are under 5-6 ft. of water. I expect to have to paddle to the camp by Fri since all the flood plains up North drain into this. Fun times lol. Average river level and flow rates are around 9ft and 400 CFS, current levels are 17 ft. and 8K CFS. I paddled hard for about 30 min yesterday and only made it about 2 miles upriver lol.






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Edit: Had to park on the HWY and take a boat to the camp. On the upside, you can fish right off the porch lol.


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