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My Favorite Adventure Travel-Lake Superior Tranquility
My favorite place-Lake Superior Canada and Michigan
My Favorite Adventure Travel-Lake Superior. Every since I can remember I thought of going to Lake Superior in Canada. I have visited it many time in my life, I once hiked and entire day from my campsite to see the Pictured Rocks from the Michigan side. I camped in the wilderness and witnessed a live black bear who decided to visit the first night there what an adventure. I am thoroughly amazed at the size of the lake, it make me think of the ocean. There are 2 main sides to visit the U.S. and from Canada.
As a child I lived in Michigan and living there meant you were special. In school we studied Michigan history learned the adventure travel songs and heard the tales of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox. My family spent vacations in northern Michigan and it was my desire to one day visit the Upper Peninsula. I romanticized what I could do there once I arrived. I would visit the Mackinac Island, eat fudge, ride my bike around the island, hike through the wood and camp in a tent by the Pictured Rocks. This would be the life I always dreamed about, the things I studied in school about during Michigan week an adventure in the wilderness.. Eating flapjack and breathing in fresh air.
The first summer I was allowed to drive myself up north, I headed with my friends for and adventure, you guessed it the Upper peninsula of Michigan. With my backpack, tent and some food we trekked through the mosquito filled woods for an adventure that would stay with me forever.
One of the best guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Beautiful Agates of green and pink
Agate stones cover the shoreline, as you can see I'm dressed in my Lake Superior beach attire, basking in the sun. You might think that laying over so many rocks is uncomfortable. It is far from it, the warmth of the sun heated rocks mold to my back as I enjoy the warm sunshine on my face. I am wearing a sweatshirt and jeans since it's only the 2nd week in July and the temperature on Lake Superior is in the high 60"s with water temps in the 50's.
We revisit this particular spot a couple of times during the summer it is just off N17 about half way between Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Wawa, Ontario. It's a beautiful drive with glimpses of the shoreline most of the way. It is a very rural and rustic portion of Canada, with family run hotels, restaurants and gas stations. Many people have cottages and camps along the shoreline along the way to what we affectionately call "Sizzling Rock Beach". Since we didn't know the name we made on up that described the sound of the waves as the hit the rocks on the beach.
The Original Big Mac-The Mackinac Bridge in the foreground
My Buddy Scooter Found a Stick-Time to Play
Look at It Sizzling
A Fun Filled Day
A Day of Play
A necessary items on this beach is a good pair of water shoes. The smooth rounded agate stones covering the beach make way for the rocky terrain which lies beneath the cold water. The photo above shows my husband and granddaughter playing on the beach. We returned to the beach on a day when the ambient temperature was in the high 70's and the water was a Lake Superior warm of around 60+ degrees.
This day we got into the water jumping from one huge rock to another, Unfortunately without my glasses I missed a jump and landed in the cold water head first. I swam my way back to my rock and continued the game we invented while my husband and granddaughter laughed their heads off. We had a wonderful adventure that day, complete with lunch on the blanket and sun bathing on the warm rocks.
I know when we all meet back up north this summer Sizzling Rock Beach is on our list of adventures. I'll always have to live with the humiliation of falling, as it's sure to be the topic of conversation as we once again jump from rock to rock in the fidget water of Lake Superior
Lake Superior History
Come on in Granma the water is soooo warm.
Look honey no hands and I didn't fall in
Watch a video and see how huge Lake Superior appears
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