Actually getting to the boat launch was a mini-adventure. The launch is at the end of a dirt road which turned out to be flooded. I rolled up my pants and found that the water was only ankle deep, so I figured it was safe to drive through. We made it without incident and Mark, Dan, and Toby showed up minutes later. We had a nice chat about their paddling experiences so far and my Watertribe ambitions, then they had to get moving. Turns out they paddled 52 miles today! Wow. I will definitely be thinking of them as they venture into Lake Michigan tomorrow for the remainder of their trip to Chicago. With all the wind we have had lately, the lake has built up some pretty substantial waves.
Back to boatbuilding soon, but here are some pics of the flooded launch: