I had the good fortune to be asked to use my little runabout as a safety boat for the Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race Saturday. It was great fun. The dozen or so safety boats and a couple hundred canoes and kayaks gathered at the Wolf River confluence with the Mississippi at the north end of Mud Island. Just before the race began, the safety boats spread out along the course — which runs the length of Mud Island, then back into the harbor to Mississippi River Park, just below the U of M Law School. Then we just drifted along, watching for potential accidents or spillages.
After the race, contestants gathered for beer, music, and camaraderie. Here are a few photos I took.