Monday, August 24, 2015

Trip Up into the Upper Peninsula

Alarm went off early on this day! 6:30 a.m. and we were up, showered dressed and packing lunches. 

I did take a few minutes to walk down to the lake from our campsite and take pictures of the Mackinaw Bridge and the view over to Mackinac Island. 

Seagull enjoying the morning breezes on the banks of the lake. 

My view of the Mackinaw Bridge from the end of our campsite lane. 

This shot was taken with an in camera filter to look more scary, but there wasn't a chance of rain this day! I just LOVED how all the clouds have turned out in the photography! 

Now, on the road with a quick stop for gas and some MC D's iced coffee! 
Today we are headed north into the U.P. to a place off the beaten track where we will take a ride on the Toonerville Trolley. This is a VERY neat place because of the history. Owned by a great grand daughter, now, was once 15,000 acres bought in the turn of the century to log. This trolley train, was used to haul the logs from the deep wilderness. 

 Wee railroad tracks... 

Sitting in front of the train looking to where we are going!

 Sitting in the back of the train, looking back at where we have been... The clouds continued to be GORGEOUS, this day!

JC on the trolley engine that pulled small train cars. 

 And we saw wild life. My pics came out not so great because of the rickety movement of the trolley cars... No amount of in camera stabilization was going to help me! 

But here you see, 2 bald eagles, ravens and 2 black blobs that are black bears! 

Here is another image, and you will notice the bald eagle flying AT US! 
It was so incredible and how I wished we had stopped the train so we could get some CLEAR shots! 

 On our way back, one of the bald eagles had landed in a tree, so I tried to capture some more images of him. This is the best I got, do to the shaky train! 

After the train ride we enjoyed a tailgate lunch before getting back on the road to go farther north, 
to WhiteFish Point. Here we visited the great Shipwreck Museum and WhiteFish Point Lighthouse and beach. You cannot believe the number of shipwrecks 
that lay beneath the waters of the Great Lakes! 
Here is the light house! 

The point, on the beach of WhiteFish Point, MI. 

 A freighter going by as we walked the beach. I had to do an in camera sepia shot, because of feeling nostalgic at the Shipwreck Museum. 

 Steve, JC's dad, on the pier, peering out into the flock of seagulls! 

 Thalia and I walked the rocky beach looking for beautiful colored rocks! 
The water was so clear and COLD! 

Before heading back, I looked over to Canada and noticed the windmill farm. 

It was a good ride back to camp. We stopped at a hole n the wall bar on the way back and got a delicious white cod sandwich! YUM!!! 

Back at camp we all crashed early! The next day was the day we head to the island!

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! We used to visit that area when we lived in Michigan, and we always enjoyed being there.