The Sturgeon River

August 12, 2015

 

Dear readers,

I’ve formed a deep connection with nature these past few months.  I’ve always liked to be outside, but I never considered it a place of healing until this summer. Sometime around March, I began to formulate my summer plan. It looked a little bit like this, “Go outside as much as possible.”

I’ve really outdone myself.

As mentioned before, I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is small town in the middle of nowhere with nothing but woods, water, and Canada surrounding it. I fell in love with it immediately, but it took me almost ten years to really realize how many outdoor activities there are. It makes me wonder what I did for entertainment these prior ten years….hmmmm…..

During my writing vacation, I ventured to lower Michigan to hit the Sturgeon River for a day. Adam, Mandy, Sam, and I rented out catamarans through Big Bear Adventures. It’s the second year we’ve done it, and it’s worth the $35 per person for a day on the water. We booked the 4 hour trip, and it lasted about 6 hours. We ate our picnic lunches, we went swimming, we relaxed and  it was beautiful.

I recommend using the River Cats (catamarans). I like them because I take a lot of photos, and they typically do not tip over. Sam and I made a great team. Adam and Mandy did a great job being my river action models. Next time we go, I may actually rent my own kayak, we will see about that.

Here are the photos from my day on the Sturgeon. Hope you enjoy!

The Sturgeon River

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Sturgeon River Crew

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Has anyone ever been down the Sturgeon River before? Feel free to share experiences and photos!

Nature girl out.

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    1. What beautiful pictures! I loved the trip and the people I shared it with. I’m glad we shared our journey down the river together. Best therapist in town! Lots of laughs and adventures. Looking forward to many more.

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