It is difficult to believe that it has been almost a year since we departed for our Our Big Island Adventure! How can this be? I still dream about this magical journey! As I relive this beautiful trip in my head, I thought I would share the links to the series, just in case you might need a tropical escape, as well…
Living in Michigan, I am accustom to unusual weather. It can be sunny one minute and hailing the next. Last week, while kayaking off of Copper Harbor, in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, the most unusual “Wall of Fog” appeared out of nowhere and engulfed Lake Superior within just a few moments…
“In the waves of change, we find our true direction…”
Kayaking in Copper Harbor is always a highlight for us, when we venture North! Copper Harbor is located at the northern tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
This year, we took a new route, beginning at Agate Beach.
We started off at 10:00 a.m. in moderate fog. As you can see from the photographs, the mist was alive and well! We had little to no wind and calm waters, so we were ready to journey on!
Within an hour, the fog lifted. We explored rock outcroppings, a chain of barrier islands and finger bays. After a few hours of paddling, we settled for lunch on a 15 acre island that was once a site for mining silver.
There is something magical about the crystal clear and frigid waters of Lake Superior!
It was fascinating to see remains of cabins from the days of mining!
I fell in love with this old yellow boat. It held so many wonderful stories of the past. As you can see, the mist was joining us once again, which set the tone of the island perfectly! All that was missing was a flashlight, a fire and a good ghost story!
After a yummy lunch and a bit more island exploration, it was time to continue our paddling journey.
It is always difficult for me to leave a rocky beach. I could sit and sift through rocks for hours. I am always excited to discover pieces of sea glass or heart-shaped rocks to add to our collection.
As we continued our journey, the fog decided to roll back in. Welcome to the ever-changing weather of Michigan!
As we began our journey back to Agate Beach, we noticed the weather began to change, once again. One never knows what the weather will be like on the big lake. Welcome to Michigan! The fog was rolling in fast, which meant the wind would ride along with it!
Some women want diamonds…
Others want hiking trails, kayaks and the peace and beauty of Mother Nature!