We checked the weather this morning and it was going to be a beautiful day. Tomorrow and Tuesday were gonna be miserable, so we decided it was either go today, or nothing!
It was time to take our famous canoe, The Green Bean, on its maiden voyage!
Ever since we bought it a week ago, the weather has just not cooperated. We've been itching to get out and take a paddle around. You know, to try it out. It's exactly the same canoe as we had before in 2012, but a different color. We know how it handles, but we wanted to play with it!
Nearby our home, actually less than half a mile, is a channel of water that is routed around a levee. This is property surrounding Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources land that is a wildlife refuge. It's a protected marsh land for migratory birds. It is called Green Bay West Shore State Wildlife Area.
Now that we got The Green Bean anointed with her maiden voyage, it was time to bring her home and settle her into her new resting space in the garage.
We had come up with an idea to string her up from pulleys up to the rafters of the garage and get her up out of the way.
We unloaded the canoe into the garage in the middle between the 2 garage doors where we had hung some pulleys and threaded them up with some ropes. Inside the canoe, we tossed the paddles, the cushions, the life jackets etc all of the gear that we would need the next time.
"And there you have it"