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by Richard1961
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Sailing the North Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Sailing the North Channel

Great pictures. They should keep me busy till "You know who" posts his trip report and that should keep me busy the rest of the winter. :roll:
by Richard1961
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Killarney Provincial Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Killarney Provincial Park

Sailed up Baie Fine some years ago. This is a lake we hiked up to. Water was much bluer than shows in the pic. Trailhead is at the very end of the bay. IMG_0056.jpg I believe this the at the end of Baie Fine, but if not, it's representative. 100_0452.jpg Ingo, I am new to sailing. I love the pictur...
by Richard1961
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Sometimes you find something strange...
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Re: Sometimes you find something strange...

On my way to the doctors office in lower Michigan I camped overnight at Straights State Park. As it was raining on and off and cold that late in October my wife and son stayed in a motel and left the camping to the only one of the three not smart enough to stay out of the rain. Even in state park ca...
by Richard1961
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Fayette Historic State Park
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Fayette Historic State Park

On my recent trip to Lower Michigan I stopped at 2 State park campgrounds. While these are not as secluded as Isle Royale, They were a nice stop for the nights. Fayette Historic State Park is a place I return to year after year. Fayette is an old Pig Iron smelting town located on a bay of the northe...
by Richard1961
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: End of year
Replies: 0
Views: 2810

End of year

As the island says good-by to its last human visitors for the season. I would like to take a moment to thank the one above that Sandy wasn't one of the last visitors to this park this year.
by Richard1961
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Places and Parks
Topic: Mammoth Caves National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Mammoth Caves National Park

I have been to Mammoth Caves National Park 5 times over the past 40 years. And there was something new to see every trip. They have so many tour options there should be something for everyone. I don't know if they still have it, but I even took a tour that included a boat ride in the underground riv...
by Richard1961
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Sometimes you find something strange...
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Re: Sometimes you find something strange...

And sometimes something strange finds you. It was not on the Island but three and a half years ago I took my family tent camping at Copper Harbor. On the second night there I was sitting by the firering watching "the world go by" Well at about 1:30 in the morning I banked what was left of the embers...
by Richard1961
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

Richard: I looked up some pictures. If the stern is as it looks you could probably stow an 8 foot kayak for getting into all the nooks and crannys either too shallow or off limits to motors. I had been thinking about how to carry a canoe but your idea would work great for a kayak. I will just have ...
by Richard1961
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

I have bought a power boat so if my health doesn't allow me to sail I will use the power boat next spring. Richard: Did you go with your earlier power boat choice? Do you have any pictures you can share? The sailing would have been sweet but I'm betting you'll be happier with the power choice, assu...
by Richard1961
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

Update: I am really really sick and am dealing with a bad cold. Please forgive my deal on my trip report. John...if I don't talk to you before you leave have a wonderful time on the island during the Ranger III's last running week. Do what you need to do. Get yourself better. If you let your health...
by Richard1961
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

drobarge wrote:Am I the only one eagerly waiting for the return and posts, which are sure to follow, of our very beloved Rafiki? :)
Any word on his safe return?
by Richard1961
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

I love the pictures of sailboats at the island. Thanks so much. How long do you make your trips there with the boat? And what fishery was the pictures of the old boat on the shoreline? It looked like a real piece of history.
by Richard1961
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

alecto73 wrote:I've always wanted to learn how to sail. :smile:

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It only takes about 15 minutes to learn how to sail. It then takes the rest of your life to learn how to sail well.
by Richard1961
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

My doctor canceled this years trip. :( I had a little health problem. However I am looking forward to next season. :D I love my sailboat but with my mobility issues it can be too much to single hand sometimes so I also picked up a 21ft cuddycabin so if I cann't find a crew for the sailboat(wife or s...
by Richard1961
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Am I alone?
Replies: 28
Views: 5409

Re: Am I alone?

drobarge wrote:Am I the only one eagerly waiting for the return and posts, which are sure to follow, of our very beloved Rafiki? :)
If the NPS desides to crack down on shelter artists, is there a chance that Rafiki may not be coming back? :(