The temperature here has not gotten out of the forties since our arrival, but the rain cleared up and we were able to get out and explore. On Wednesday we visited Judge Magney State Park just north of us. Or maybe it's east. I don't know...it's along the lake shore heading toward Canada. Anyway, the park features the Devil's Kettle, a big waterfall where half of the water disappears into a large hole in the rock and no one really knows where it goes or where it reemerges. We also spotted a bald eagle while we hiked the two mile trail to the top of the falls.
After the park we stopped at the coast guard light station here in the harbor. We can see the light clearly from our campsite but to get out to it is quite a long walk along a concrete jetty, or as Kevin and Joel chose, the rocks. Along the lakeshore the wind was strong, big waves were crashing on the rocks, and we had to keep reminding ourselves we are on a lake, not the ocean.
We have several more days here to enjoy the fall color,the lakeshore, and the potential for snow this weekend. We also have neighbors right next door in a Redwood fifth wheel. This is significant because it is only the fourth or fifth Redwood we have seen all year (Redwood is like the Ferrari Class version of our fiver, the Blackwood, which is no longer being made). Also, every other time we have pulled into a campground and seen a Redwood, the owners pulled out the very next day, or in some cases, right after we rolled by. Really. Anyway, Kevin has chatted with our current neighbors and we are planning to swap trailer tours later. Yeah, us full-time families...we're a real barrel of monkeys!
So enjoy our Grand Marais photos. Up next: the Gunflint Road and Moose Madness Weekend!