Along the way, I passed by many rivers and lakes and had to resist the urge to stop and launch the canoe. I stopped for the night in Manistique, MI (in the UP) on the shores of Lake Michigan. Now Lake Michigan is a lake worthy of my canoe’s maiden voyage! The next morning I launched the canoe and paddled about ten miles along the shoreline. The canoe handled great and I was impressed with how much help the rudder system is when a cross wind comes up. I hated to turn around and paddle back to the truck, but I still had a long drive to get home (some people who have paddled with me have noted that I hate to turn around and go back). The Kruger Sea Wind looks like the right canoe choice to get me to, through, and around Alaska.
I’ve purchased quite abit of other gear over the last few months, also. Some of the stuff I’ll be using is listed on the right hand side of the blog under “BeaV-Approved Gear”. I’m not accepting any sponsorships by the manufacturers, but if their gear is good enough to meet my needs I figured I’d give them some recognition by listing their product.