On Friday, July 27, 2018, JMA ventured out of the office for a day of Canoeing the Grand. Our party of 12 and 6 canoes were shuttled upstream to Kaufman’s Flats to commence the journey.
Approximately halfway through our 4hrs of paddling, we stopped for lunch and a rest. After finishing our sandwiches, watermelon and cookies, John had everyone draw “straws” to find out who our new canoe partner would be for the second leg of the trip.
The weather was just fine for enjoying the water, nature (Great Blue Heron) and bridges (Bridge Street bridge).
At one point, we managed to make a canoe barge out of 5 canoes while the lone canoe was full speed ahead. Sadly, they missed the photo opt but were eventually captured on camera along The Grand.
After a few water mishaps, bottoming out in the shallows and near canoe tippings, we made it to our final destination. Although a little bit wet from the rain, we all still managed to smile for one last photo.