Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Trips and Rendezvous
  Lake St. Clair - September 19, 2010

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Lake St. Clair - September 19, 2010
K Albus posted 09-19-2010 10:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for K Albus   Send Email to K Albus  
Pat Henahan and I took our boats for a short cruise today on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River. Pat had his wife Nancy along, and we were joined by Bill and Jeff Rohlfing, and Jeff’s son. Bill rode along with me, and Jeff and his son rode along with Pat and his wife. We launched at the Harley Ensign Memorial Boat Launch at the end of South River Road, and then proceeded across Anchor Bay, up the Middle Channel, and onto the St. Clair River. After passing Algonac, we turned around and headed back down the river, this time traveling through the South Channel. We stopped at Riverside Grocery (a local favorite) for lunch. From Riverside, we continued down the rest of the South Channel, and then cut across the lake, back to the launch site. It was a partly sunny day, with mild temperatures and light wind. A good time was had by all.

Sunny skies for the launch: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/SunnyLaunch.jpg

Home Aside at the Launch Ramp: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/PatLaunching.jpg

Home Aside Cruising Up the Middle Channel: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Cruising-MiddleChannel.jpg

Just north of Algonac we encountered the Edwin H. Gott, a 1,004-foot freighter. We kept a good safe distance away, but a lone kayaker had no problem getting an up-close look: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Kayaker.jpg

On the way back down river, Home Aside passes the Gott: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/HomeAsidePassingEdwinHGott.jpg

Home Aside Cruising Down the South Channel: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/HomeAside-SouthChannel.jpg

At the Riverside Grocery we saw a beautiful twin-engine, wooden lapstrake Lyman: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Lyman1.jpg Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Lyman2.jpg

Three generations of Rohlfing boaters pose for a picture at Riverside Grocery: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/TheRohlfingsatRiverside.jpg

Lunch at Riverside Grocery: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/LunchatRiversideGrocery.jpg

Home Aside Leaving Riverside Grocery: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/LeavingRiverside.jpg

Back on the Trailers: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/BackontheTrailer.jpg

Total distance traveled: 45.5 miles
Total fuel burned: 9 gallons
Fuel Economy: 5.05 miles per gallon

K Albus posted 09-19-2010 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
Corrected link for first Lyman picture: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Lyman1.jpg
home Aside posted 09-19-2010 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Thanks for posting the photographs Kevin.

Nancy & I had a wonderful time, we don't get out on the boat together too much so it was a special day, although I think Nancy was more smitten with little "Q" than she was with me, LOL

I overheard someone at the Riverside Grocery metion that the Lyman in the photographs was previously owned by John Delorean....


jimh posted 09-20-2010 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I am sorry I missed the mini-cruise. I did spend most of Sunday working on my boat. But as the afternoon temperatures improved, I knew I had missed a nice day on the water.
home Aside posted 09-21-2010 12:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     

Referencing you posted photo "Back on the trailers" Nancy has been/is wondering if you were using a wide angle lense for that shot?

Hey, don't shoot the messenger, I just showed her the photo, she made the comments...LOL


K Albus posted 09-21-2010 08:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
I was very careful not to identify anybody in that picture.
Jeff posted 09-21-2010 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     
Thanks to Kevin and Pat for offering rides this past Sunday. We all had a great day out and I can not say thank you enough.

It was fun for me to ride along on Pat's 22' Boston Whaler Revenge Walk Through. Pat and Nancy were great hosts and it was interesting to take in the boat from an outside point of view. I have been on a number of 22 Revenge Walk Throughs but, never one that was up and running. Spending the day confirmed for me that a Revenge or Revenge Walk Through is going to be the route to head for the next Whaler. While the little guy actually feel asleep on the deck I can see the cuddy providing a great get away space for him and his new sister. The open cockpit on the Revenge is much more usable for family functions than my old 22' Outrage ever was. So on and so one.

I know my Dad had a great time on Kevin's 180 Dauntless and was really surprised at it's versatility, ride quality and fuel economy as compared a of the classic Whaler of the same size.

So, enough talking already I know...I will just post the pictures:

K Albus posted 09-28-2010 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
I initially did not spend a lot of time editing my photos when I posted my original report above. Looking back at them, I was not very happy with the picture of the kayaker next to the freighter. I was bored tonight, so I spent a little time fixing that one up.

Before: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Kayaker.jpg

After: Lake%20St%20Clair%20September%202010/Kayaker2.jpg

K Albus posted 09-28-2010 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
The fixed-up photo is definitely a more accurate representation of what we actually saw that day, but it still doesn't fully capture the scene. On that particular day, the water in the St. Clair River was bright aquamarine in color, and very opaque. It was also a fairly bright day, even though it was cloudy. I think most of my pictures were a little underexposed.
jimh posted 09-29-2010 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Nice work, Kevin. It's not always what's on the negative, but what you do in the darkroom.
home Aside posted 10-02-2010 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Here is a photograph of the Kayaker that Nancy took, at first glance you would think this photo may have been edited or the kayaker photoshopped in, but it is a n unedited photograph. current=IMG_3419.jpg#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmg.photobucket. com%2Falbums%2Fv368%2FHomeAside%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMG_3419. jpg%26


Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.