I’ve never considered kayaking a “thing”. Quite frankly, kayaking never crossed my mind in general. However, as of last week, I went on my very first 1.5 hour trip and I fell madly in love. Thus, I put kayaking on the very top of my 15 Goals of Summer 2015 list.
Kayaking in the Upper Peninsula is always a beautiful adventure. I took quite a few photos with my iPhone on this little adventure, but I will post the best of the best just for you and your weekend reading pleasure!
We started out here. The point on the left is where we would end up. We pretty much stayed along the edge of Ashmun Bay the entire time.
These are my co-workers, Heather and Kris. Heather let me borrow her extra kayak for the trip. Kayaking around Ashmun Bay was the best possible place for a beginner. There was a lot to see with very few obstacles.
I’m not sure what these dead plants are. Can anyone help me out?
Clear sky and water. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Simplify indeed. Did I capture a falling star in this photo? Not sure if that is possible at 7:00 pm in the Upper Peninsula. If so, I hope some one had a wish come true. I didn’t even notice this until I started editing.
You can see a massive freighter coming around the bend. We were careful to not get too far away from the edge of Ashmun Bay. Freighter versus kayak, I don’t think those odds are very good. I was adventurous and paddled out a little further than the rest, but I didn’t stay there long.
Ashmun Bay had a lot of old dock remnants for us to maneuver around.
Heather and the freighter. My favorite photo from our trip.
Heading around the bend to the old tannery.
I have no idea what these three large structures are. My guess would be storage containers for grain. There is nothing in them now. The only things left of the old tannery are rusted metal, rotten wood, and cement.
The water was like glass.
More remnants of the old tannery.
With the sun starting to set, it was getting cold and time to go home.
Just in time to see the massive freighter enter into the Soo Locks. Not bad for my first time kayaking in the Upper Peninsula.