The majority of our trips have been up to the Lutsen/Grand Marais area, but this year we decided to go a different direction and headed to Madeline Island, which is one of the Apostle Islands, located north of Bayfield, WI, out in Lake Superior.
As the name implies, the vacation home we rented is located on an island, which meant we had to take a ferry for the short distance across Lake Superior.
The marina that we caught the ferry at had that magical feel to it. I don't know what it is. There is something about being near a large body of water that is so calming to me. The sounds of the waves and seagulls, the smells of fish that have been brought in by the local fishermen... I love it all.
The docks on the other side of the ferry ride were smaller, with fewer boats, but were accomodating to the small size of the island. I found this tugboat completely charming, and it was even labeled with my initial.
As much as I am afraid the seagulls will poop on me (don't ask me why I have this fear) they are as much a part of Lake Superior life as the water! This fella has clearly been fed well by the tourists.
It was overcast most of our trip this year, but it really didn't make it any less memorable for me.
Here is the group sitting down to a wonderful dinner of salad, grilled veggies, and steak. We did not go hungry, that is for sure!
|Dan, Beth, Angela, Scott (& Buddy), Lorie, Dave, me, and Nate!|