Arrived in Munising and going to Grand Island tomorrow

I arrived in Munising around noon and finally have wifi (although very slow and very spotty).  I will post a few times over the next day or two to catch up and to post photos.

Yesterday I had an unexpected and fantastic stay at Muskallonge Lake State Park.  It’s a perfect lake for kayaking and Lake Superior is right across the highway.  My campsite (#155) had a view of the inland lake and was spacious and private.  I’ll definitely return to this State Park and to the same campsite.  More on this later.

Muskallonge Lake

Tonight I’m on the hunt for another whitefish dinner.  It’s my favorite fish to eat and Lake Superior is where you’ll find the freshest.

Tomorrow I’ve arranged to leave Ecovision hooked up at Wandering Wheels Campgroundwith Henry safely inside.  I was concerned about leaving him in a parking lot for the three hours I’ll be on the island.  Thanks to campground staff, I was able to arrange for a local bus to come to the campground and for $3 it will take me to the Grand Island ferry dock west of Munising.  Amazing, eh?! This way I know Henry is cool and comfortable.  I’ll take a windbreaker, sweatshirt, hat, and most importantly my camera.

I’d also like to take a boat tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore before I head west to Marquette and Big Bay Friday.  About 20 years ago I backpacked to Three Mile Beach and hiked out to Chapel Falls (marvelous!), but have never taken the boat cruise.  Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “Arrived in Munising and going to Grand Island tomorrow

  1. We were at Pictured Rocks several years ago. Beautiful! We both hiked into beach and did the boat tour. Have fun! Looks like you are near where the Edmund Fitzgerald went down.

    • Yes, the Edmund Fitzgerald went down near Whitefish Point where I was yesterday (only yesterday! Seems likes ages ago!). The area is considered the graveyard for Great Lakes ships because so many have sunk.

      I’m going to push to try to do Pictured Rocks, but Grand Island is my priority. Haven’t been there and it’s an island book I’m tackling. When I was backpacking Pictured Rocks it was the first weekend in May. We were prepared for cold weather, but it was 80! Yet snow was on the ground and huge chunks of ice sloughed off the rocks. Magnificent.

  2. I understand that you met my daughter (Dawn Marsh) yesterday at Whitefish Point. She is a summer intern with Seney National Wildlife Refuge. She told me when we spoke on the phone last night about your endeavor. Best of luck to you…we will be following your journey!

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