AUSABLE RIVER CANOE MARATHON

After my adventures in Florida were over, I headed back up to Michigan to spend time with family and work on some new projects.  I made it up to Grayling in time for the 2011 Ausable River Canoe Marathon.  The canoe marathon is a true summer tradition for the area, and it is an incredible athletic feat.  The paddlers begin the race at 9:00pm and the winning team usually finishes sometime around 10:30am the next morning.  And that is just the winning team.  Many spectators stay up all night following the race.  I had just finished driving up from Florida, so I opted to sleep and wake up early the next morning to take these pictures around 8:00am.

 
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