Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday PM

Grant aboard the Eclipse said they made 43 miles yesterday. They got a late start this morning after a good breakfast. Last night Gary, Uncle Al and Grant got motel rooms...with showers :-). Vlad bunked on the marina office couch. The morning started with very little wind and lots of cold fog. The tacked with W-SW winds most of the day and only had made about 15 miles by 7 pm. They had rowed for nearly 4 hrs. Shortly after 7 the winds became more favourable and the sails are up. They said they are eating a stay warm. They plan to sail through the night if the winds stay favorable. They want to get in before tomorrow evening as winds are supposed to shift then.

Kim Cofinstine who was paddling the inside route called this afternoon to report he pulled out at the Sharon Road bridge and has a motel room in Kalkaska nursing a bad case of the flu. He sounded disappointed to have to quit, but also sounded like he sure didn't feel well.

Eva called and said Jack made it to Mesick and was spending the night with friends. She said he was looking forward to a warm bed. A night to recharge batteries, his own and his lights and cell phone. He plans on leaving at 6 am and figures he has a 12 hour paddle to the end.

Kathy L.

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