Monday, August 6, 2012
Open Water Swim and some ensuing chaos
We checked out Little Sand Bay and talked with some Living Adventures folks coming off the water from Little Sand Bay. Their group were all in doubles and reported steady three footers with some four footers thrown in for sport during the three mile crossing. Some Chicago friends were on Devils and apparently got to LSB at 11pm and had an evac along the way. More to follow there. MrEngineerGear and his SO (still pondering blog name) got smart and took the ferry from Presque Isle to Bayfield and then paddled up to Red Cliff. ProfessorLichen and a group from Iowa rolled in late afternoon and set up camp on the mainland at LSB. Although I'm sure there was some pileup on island sites where folks of different skill levels either decided to go or not go, these things tend to sort themselves out. The silver lining was that the whole group of us, including RangerMark and the Bad Hatter, all met at Patsy's for beer and burgers to discuss the situation. Alls well that ends well is the motto I guess.
Gotta go, off to meet the crew at Red Cliff with a paddle to Ironwood as the goal for the day. I don't want to aggravate anyone by being late