What a difference a few months makes.
Our first river run was a near disaster. Too long. Too hot. Too buggy. Too little fun.
We made our second run today, October 12. Temperature of about 75 F. Almost no bugs. Kubota had his friend Will. They both agreed to wear hats.
From behind the Quality Dairy in Eaton Rapids to Bunker Road boat launch. That is about 2.5 miles by surface road.
We enjoyed tail winds and strong current the entire way. It took us about 100 minutes.
Nobody crapped out in the Petrieville rapids.
Fall color was good for the river.
Acer saccharinum) which has feeble fall color at best. We have had such a bright, sunshiny fall that even the Silver Maple is putting on a show.
Kubota and two of his buddies are going to their first coed bonfire. The house is pungent with the odors of Polo (tangerine) and Axe (middle school locker room). Mrs ERJ will find and shake hands with the parents before she drives off. She will pick them up about 90 minutes after it gets dark. That is long enough.
Diversions like kayaking tend to improve in the telling. Kubota may end up liking this experience after he has a little time to reflect....and brag.