Fantastic Washburn Iron Works mural on the Bayfield Peninsula near the Apostle Islands. (We were walking around waiting for Stephen’s clothes to dry…yes, he does laundry when he can!)
Stephen camped on Partridge Island just outside Marquette Harbor in this lovely sheltered cove.
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, constructed in 1852 and in service ever since.
Lit in 1868, Grand Island East Channel Light was removed from service around 1908. (Note the local red sandstone used in the base.)
A day off (bad weather) for Stephen at the historic Coast Guard station on Sand Point. The track was for launching a 36′ unsinkable lifeboat.
While paddling away from shore, Stephen met Mike Brey, a commercial fisherman out of Munising, sorting his catch on a foggy day.
Small waterfall in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Water seeps through the sandstone and paints the cliffs with minerals from the rock: calcium, manganese, copper, and iron.
And there are millions of wave smoothed pebbles on the beach…
…and colorful lichens, it’s an artist’s paradise.
Meeting Stephen on 12 Mile Beach in the Nat’l Lakeshore. We converged with friends from home Denise Marecki, Matt Pierle, Susan and Sam Sharpe for a wonderful weekend of laughter, campfires, stars, swimming and sand.
From gorgeous 12 Mile Beach, Stephen paddled east to Grand Marais and met more friends, Pat and Quent Kuebler. While he waited a few days for the wind to die down, they shared homemade apple wine, blueberry pie and the warm hospitality that keeps him going strong. Thank you all!