At about 10:00 this morning (Day 223) I pulled out of Lake Erie after entering it just 11 days ago on July 5th. Almost right away I was faced with the realities of paddling upstream on the Detroit river. Thank goodness I had the ligher boat because my speed was already cut almost in half from what it was on the open lake. It was still a nice paddle and I made it to Bell Isle where Ed was waiting for me at the only sand beach we could find in the Detroit area. While Ed was doing me the huge favor of picing me up, the Detroit Police department was giving him a ticket. The unsympathetic cop wouldn't skip the parking ticket and said he was already doing us a favor by not citing us for landing at that beach without a permit from the parks department. Isn't it great that we have the police force out there keeping us safe.
Tomorrow it's a couple more miles upstream on the Detroit river then across Lake St. Claire and a bit beyond if the weather and time allows. I'll try to fill out the rest of the story for the last two days when I have time.