Sunrise Surprise

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On this morning, Lake Superior served up a little something different to me.  Not only did I get to see a lovely sunrise, but the wave action was creating spray patterns in front of the rising sun.  After a little … Continue reading

The Ones With Sails…

The 2019 Festival of Sail was somewhat disappointing due to the lack of the grander tall ships.  This year there were only two true tall ships, the U.S. Brig Niagara and the S/V Denis Sullivan.  They were joined by the smaller vessels, Abbey Road, Appledore V and Gerhard Folgero.

I’d Like to See Liftoff

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One of the many interesting sights that was part of the 2019 Festival of Sail in Duluth.

Hiking at Gooseberry Falls

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For those who enjoy a good hike, there is a trail that takes you from the visitor’s center at the Gooseberry Falls rest area to the falls, then down the Gooseberry River where you can cross the bridge over the river, followed by a climb back up the other side to complete the circle back to the visitor’s center.  The entire hike is less than two miles, but does involve navigating a lot of stairs,  If you want to see more before returning to the visitor’s center, you can also follow the trials to the upper falls area and beyond, or take the trail to Lake Superior.

Visitors do not need a state park pass to visit the falls as long as you park at the rest area.

One of Those Mornings

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It’s been awhile since I’ve roused myself early enough for a sunrise, almost missed this one too.  The chunks of ice are remnants of Lake Superior ice that blew in during our most recent storm.

Stormy Lake

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High winds are blowing down Lake Superior today creating large waves at the western end of the lake.  At the time this image was taken, winds were running around twenty five miles an hour.  Later in the day, the winds are predicted to grow in intensity and I will try to return to see how things look.

Simple Pleasures

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Although I was enjoying being near Lake Superior and Split Rock Lighthouse, this single pussy willow bush caught my attention.