04 Bayfield Peninsula
Trip Start Jun 09, 2008
23Trip End Nov 05, 2008
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So far, there is always a wind coming from the North-West and the waves are one to two feet high (although sometimes it is pretty calm in the mornings and evenings). Hiked to Sand Bay for a picnic and had my first quick, cold (read freezing) "bath" in Lake Superior -- even Bogie refuses to chase sticks into the water. After a quiet read on the beach, we pushed on to Eagle Bay which is a sacred Indian location... After dinner, just finished the dishes before a huge short-lived (30 minutes) thunderstorm arrived -- these are supposedly typical in the summer months
Hiked to the caves from Meyers Beach and got stuck (soaked) in a huge squall on the return; the trail turned to mud and I fell a couple of times (thankfully uneventfully) - Bogie needed to be on a leash due to the severity of the storm and most kayakers beached for an hour until it subsided. After changing into dry clothes, the van sidled over to Cornucopia for a hot lunch of Whitefish chowder plus pizza and local beer -- all were excellent.
On our last day in the Bayfield Peninsula, we took Bogie on a ferry ride to Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands, for a hike about the town and lunch in Tom's Burned Down Cafe (lots of cute wall hyrogliphics). Took a quick drive around Bayfield on our return to the mainland before continuing our jaunt around the lake -- next stop the Porcupine Mountains.
Tidbits (courtesy of Tom's Cafe):
- Red meat is not bad for you; fuzzy greenish-blue meat is bad for you.
- You've only got one liver -- SO LIVER UP !
- Our technology is such that we can spread darkness at the spedd of light.
- Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.
- Even the harshest of things have beauty.
AND for those still working,
- Can I trade this job for what's behind door number two.
- I am not a failure; I just started at the bottom and I like it here :).