Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jon Holmes' Progress, via email 4-28 from Wayne Norlin

Wayne & Jim find Jon at Knapp Street Bridge landing, east of Grand Rapids , 7:00 pm, Sunday 4/26/09

Received this in an email from some folks that are following Jon Holmes' journey:

From: Norlin, Wayne <>
Subject: Jon Holmes on the Grand

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 3:00 PM

Jim Woodruff,

Thank you from four fellow enthusiasts (Wayne Norlin, Anthony Norlin, Jim Winter-Troutwine, Kelsey Winter-Troutwine) for your ongoing coverage of the Hugh Heward Challenge and Verlen Kruger Memorial events. Jon Holmes is the man who got us started in this sport, giving lessons, renting/selling boats, outfitting and mentoring, over the last several years. We’ve been following his progress from the start of the adventure, via the GPS tracking maps. It’s been a real thrill, and also an education on these great Michigan waterways. Jim and I finally caught up with Jon, at the end of his paddle on Sunday evening, April 26th, at the Knapp Street Bridge landing east of Grand Rapids . Then on Monday, Jim paddled with Jon from Knapp Street to Riverside Park , in a flooded river, treacherous wind and choppy waters. I was there to capture a few pictures. (see attached).

Jim & Jon at Riverside Park landing, Grand Rapids , 1:30 pm, Monday, 4/27/09

 Jon departing from Riverside Park ,  2:00 pm, Monday, 4/27/09

Jon paddling into the wild waters of the Grand, heading toward Canal Street Park (4thStreet Dam) portage, 2:00 pm Monday, 4/27/09

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