Kayaking Crane Island
One hundred and twenty-seven years ago Ezra Fitch Pabody wrote a daily journal about his activities in and around Minneapolis and Lake Minnetonka. I took my little boat out to that lake to paddle the very same waters as Ezra did those many decades ago.
I paddled 6.5 km around Crane Island, Eagle Island and Wawatosa Island. Crane Island sported no cranes (but several houses and an excavator on a barge) while Eagle Island sported no eagles (but I did see a crane on it). Wawatosa had a few public picnic spots, so that's where I lunched.
While paddling along the shores of the islands I would occasionally spot giant fish (2' muskies?) loitering among the weeds. I didn't try to pet them.
Also, for some reason, there were ruins along the walking path from the parking lot to the boat launch.