Different Faces of Superior on a Rainy Long Weekend.
1. Keweenaw Bay
Saturday, just north of L’Anse. Kind of a miserable day.
2. Copper Harbor
Sunday morning. That’s the ferry to Isle Royale, though I”m not sure if it was running yet.
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.
4. Near Eagle Harbor
Just ~ 10 miles down the road from the fishermen.
5. Near 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.
7. Between Marquette and Munsiing
Later that same day. It was warm, sunny and calm, almost summer-like.
It was a totally different lake.
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.
9. Twelve Mile Beach
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.
11. Whitefish Point
Later Monday afternoon. Close to where the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald happened.
This view is from the lighthouse.
12. Whitefish Point
Facing West…with yet another storm building on the horizon.
13. Near Paradiseer
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.