4 hours, 15 miles
Rocky Launch on the Kewaunee RiverI launched at 9 AM just to the west of the Hy-way 42 bridge, in Kewaunee at a small park with a boardwalk. After some searching, I spied a small, grassy area amidst the rocky shore to launch.
Off Kewaunee-Fog Signal/LightOk, I’ve done some contemplation, now what? I headed to 50’ clay banks 2 miles south of Kewaunee. I was leery of the boat traffic, but as I was broadside to them and the water glassy smooth I should be an obvious TARGET…to avoid. I was. The 6 or 8 boats that passed, all cleared by a ¼ mile. Surprisingly the beach was not covered with Mermaid’s Hair, so exiting for a leg stretch and camera reposition was not a wade through a stinky mess.
Erosion along the Banks S of Kewaunee
“Round-About-Rock” 3 miles N of KewauneePaddling back we were surprised to see another yakker, well a yakker wanna be, as she did not have lifejacket, spray skirt or clothes suitable to being a mile offshore in 49 degree water. The Lake Michigan Mid lake buoy is recording 61 degree water, but water temperature on the Great Lakes is like the wind…use the forecast as general information and it is what it is where you are when you are there…got that? In other words, local conditions may or may not be aligned with the predicted forecast.
North side of the Kewaunee Harbor
Once a Coast Guard Boathouse, now someone's Home
East side of Hy-way 42 BridgeI bought a large bottle of water and scarfed down the Strawberry fritter and raspberry cheesecake stuffed something I had bought in Algoma on the drive down that morning. Exercise has it rewards…yumm.