A Grand Excursion

Had a great opportunity today to take some mental-health time with my friend Scott. He and I kayaked 15 miles on the Grand River. We put in at Veteran’s Boat Launch in Grandville and pulled out at Eastmanville Bayou. Basically, almost half-way between Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan.

Perfect day for it. No bugs, nice temps, and not many others on the river. The water was very high and muddy given all the recent rain. Saw lots of turtles and herons. And a snake in a tree.

Fun fact: Around Allendale, we came across the rowing team for Grand Valley State University, so Scott and I padded the entire time (roughly a mile) we were within eyeshot of those student-athletes and their coaches. Not that they especially cared!

All this, in just a hair over five hours.

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