Found on a tiny island in Batchawana Bay near the mouth of the Chippewa River
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Instead of a traditional shower we had a special day for Jenice that ended up lasting more than 12 hours. A fun filled girl day! I made Palatschinken (Austrian crepes) with fresh berries and maple yogurt cheese for breakfast for Jenice, Linda, Nicollette and I.
|Jenice looks so relaxed after her massage|
Full of energy we stayed downtown for a little shopping, then to
Kilwin's new candy and ice cream factory.
Next stop, miniature golf to flirt with pirates under the waterfall...
Time for dinner already? Takeout from Mim's Mediterranean to enjoy on my deck!
As if all that wasn't enough we made one more trip into town
for the Bear River Walk in Petoskey.
|Mary, Linda, Jenice at the Bear River|
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I like to roast eggplant on the grill for babaganoush
but it's rained every day this week so I put one in the
oven last night instead. I forgot to prick the skin...
Then I heard a muffled bang from the kitchen. I'll remember
to prick the skin next time.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
The kayak tour Erich and I took two weeks ago was guided by Lost Creek Adventures, a new company in The Apostle Islands area. I posted about our guide Alissa a week ago. The other couple on the trip wrote to the company and it turns out one of Alicia's photos made it onto Lost Creek Adventures' website. Erich and I are the couple in the red tandem kayak entering one of the sea caves! Check it out.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This is what's at the mouth of the Bear River where it reaches Lake Michigan
downstream from the paddlers in yesterday's post...
|Mitchell St. bridge|
|The river narrows and gets fast and turbulent.|
|I've never seen this volume of water at the mouth of the river before.|
|Just before the Lake St. bridge where anglers fish|
for trout and salmon in spawning season
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
|Nice day for a paddle...|
|So far so good...|
|listing to starboard!|
|uh-oh, where's my kayak?|
|retrieving one of them|
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Alissa was our guide for an amazing kayak tour of sea caves in Lake Superior at the Apostle Islands last weekend. She has many years of experience paddling and guiding in Lake Superior and this was proudly displayed by the tattoo on top of her right foot. When she told us where she had paddled and worked before she just pointed to the map on her foot! It's the simple outline of the "wolf's head" that we know as Lake Superior.
|The above outline of Lake Superior (without the label) looks like Alissa's tattoo.|
The Apostle Islands are right in the snout of the "wolf's head",
an archipelago of 21 islands in northern Wisconsin.
|Here she is entering one of the larger portals in the sandstone formations.|
Thank You, Alissa!