Archive for May 2013

Different Faces of Superior on a Rainy Long Weekend.

May 25, 2013

Superior Faces


1.   Keweenaw Bay

Saturday, just north of L’Anse.   Kind of a miserable day.

Lake 01 South of L'anse


2.  Copper Harbor

Sunday morning.   That’s the ferry to Isle Royale, though I”m not sure if it was running yet.

Lake 1 Copper Harbora

3.  Copper Harbor 

Fishermen going after splake.

The day was calm, but you could hear thunder coming from the dark clouds on the far horizon, so low in frequency as to barely be audible.

It was very ominous.

Lake 2 Copper Harbor


4.   Near Eagle Harbor

Just ~ 10 miles down the road from the fishermen.

Lake Eagle Harbora

5.  Near Eagle Harbor

Lake 4 Eagle Harbor


6.  Bete Grise

Cold and damp…it was 48F.   But an hour later, just 40 km to the south at the town of Laurium, it was in the mid 70’s.

Lake 5 Bete Grise


7.   Between Marquette and Munsiing

Later that same day.  It was warm, sunny and calm, almost summer-like.

It was a totally different lake.

Lake 6 Munising


8.  Twelve Mile Beach (Picture Rocks National Lakeshore)

The next day (Monday).

Needless to say, this was off-peak tourist season, and I had the entire place to myself.

A storm was building on the horizon again, and the water had a greenish grey hue.

Lake 7 Twelve Mile


9.  Twelve Mile Beach

Lake 8a TwelveMile

Exact same location, just facing East instead of West.

It’s amazing how much the lake can change, even just by turning around 180 degrees.


10. Grand Marais

A small beach town on the lake, though nobody was really there this time of year.

I didn’t get out of the car much.   The storm had caught up with me and it was a torrential downpour.

Lake 9 Grand Marais


11.  Whitefish Point

Later Monday afternoon.  Close to where the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald happened.

This view is from the lighthouse.

Lake 10 Whitefish Point


12.  Whitefish Point

Facing West…with yet another storm building on the horizon.

Lake 11 Whitefish Pont


13. Near Paradiseer

Lake 12 East Shore

Facing east, just south of the town of Paradise.

Though it didn’t feel like paradise that day.

Superior was being a real witch, and the storm system followed my for 500 km on my drive home.


Junior Bear visits many BIG things.

May 21, 2013



Big Nickel.

Big Nickela

Big Bison

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Big Snowman

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Big Gun

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Big  Skier.

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Big Chain Saw.

Big ChainSaw IMG_1948a

Big Polar Bear.

Big Polar Bear



Big Minnesota sign. 

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Big Winnie-the-Pooh

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Big Covered Bridge 

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