Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Log Slide to Hurricane River -- Post 2

Today I'll post the second half of the photos from the hike I took a couple days ago with my friends, Steve and Linda.

When hiking the trail heading west, it is always cool to break out into the open at the Au Sable Lighthouse.




Then we continued on to the Hurricane River along the Graveyard Coast.  The water level is so high, there is not much of a beach along this section of shoreline right now.



Hurricane River...


There are new lifesaving rings at various places in the national park....








Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Log Slide to Hurricane River Hike--Post 1

Thanks to friends, Steve and Linda, for a great visit!  Yesterday we hiked from the Log Slide to the Hurricane River in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Temperatures were in the 50s with sunny skies and not too much wind.  The fall colors were at or near peak.  It was a beautiful day!

Sable Lake...



Steve (one of my college friends) and Linda....



View of Au Sable Point from the trail.....



Climbing down to the beach to take a break....


Looking east from the trail....


Rugged shoreline...



Monday, October 9, 2017

A weekend with my grandson

For the first time ever I had the privilege of spending the entire weekend with my four year old grandson.  I met my son and his wife in Saint Ignace.  After having lunch, they headed over to Mackinac Island to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  Keenen and I headed out to begin our adventures.

The first stop was the Mystery Spot, located three miles west of the Mackinac Bridge.












Then we drove to Grand Marais.  Over the next 2 1/2 days, we played lots of baseball, cards, other games, went on hikes, explored the Grand Sable Dunes, and had a blast.  Here are a few of the photos.










Monday, October 2, 2017

Another Beach Fire Picnic Dinner

Thanks to Jamey and Lois Fite for yet another great beach fire dinner.  On the menu was quiche, potatoes with ham, and a vegetable medley.  It was a bit chilly, but yet another beautiful evening.










Saturday, September 30, 2017

Yard Visitors

Last night four deer were feeding right in front of my picture window.  They took their time and then wondered off toward the tree line. 




Thursday, September 28, 2017

Windy Lake Superior Beach

This is the last week of Gitche Gumee Museum hours for the 2017 season.  The museum will be open today and tomorrow from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, and Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm.  There will be some days in October the museum will also be open by appointment.  For private appointments I require a purchase or donation commensurate with the time required for the appointment.  When possible, please make appointments in advance.  I cannot always accommodate spur of the moment requests.  For a private appointment please call Karen at 906-494-2590.

Yesterday I decided to visit a beach east of Grand Marais to get a few wave photos.  It sure was dynamic!




This weird looking vessel was on the horizon.