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May 16 Manistee from 612 to M-72

Tracie  | Published on 5/16/2016

After a morning rain, we met for lunch, enjoyed a nice meal, then headed to the river. Tracie, Marv & Marlene ran a pre-shuttle then met the rest of the bunch at the put-in. Launching was accomplished with skill & aplomb which began our trip, setting the tone for the day.  Conversations with friends, both treasured & new, combined with a few sightings of wildlife, geese, swans & a deer, made the paddle relaxing & enjoyable. The cloud formations were pleasant, but the wind gave the canoers some trouble now & then. The sun came out to play tag, warming us nicely along the way.

 
Narrative by Tracie
Photos by John, Jocelyn, Michael
Heading downstream
Marsh marigolds
Trumpeter swans
Steve Carey in his new Merlin canoe
Artwork along the river
"I've looked at clouds from both sides now"
Lois thought her jacket matched the marsh marigolds
This doe watched our entire group float by