Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior: The Highlights in Photos

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A few days ago our party of five including our guide, Ginny, from Naturally Superior Adventures, completed a kayaking trip around Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior. Mother Nature cooperated and supplied more sunshine than fog, little in the way of rain and enough wind to keep the majority of biting insects at bay – but not so much to keep us landlocked on shore.

The trip was a great success – no boats or human sightings for four days, wonderful northern scenery, woodland caribou sightings – including the rare albino caribou, enough paddling that you feel you earned your two hour afternoon nap, and delicious food and wine.

Here are some of the visual highlights of our kayaking trip around Michipicoten Island.

"East End Lighthouse and our start point"

East End Lighthouse and our start point

"Our first camp on a beach past Bonner Head"

Our first camp on a beach past Bonner Head

"Lovely blue campanula"

Lovely blue campanula

"One of the fantastic sunsets we enjoyed"

One of the fantastic sunsets we enjoyed

"A windy morning on the second day of kayaking"

A windy morning on the second day of kayaking

"Lake Superior rocks"

Lake Superior rocks

"Visually interesting altered rock"

Visually interesting altered rock

"Our kayaks - a double, singles, plastic and fiberglass"

Our kayaks - a double, singles, plastic and fiberglass

"Kayaking through Michipicoten Island's famous fog"

Kayaking through Michipicoten Island's famous fog

"A rare sighting of an albino woodland caribou"

A rare sighting of an albino woodland caribou

"Kayaking into the skeletal frame of the Billy Blake"

Kayaking into the skeletal frame of the Billy Blake

"Abandoned building in Quebec Harbour"

Abandoned building in Quebec Harbour

"More abandoned buildings in Quebec Harbour"

More abandoned buildings in Quebec Harbour

"The rocks and lichen of Davieaux Island"

The rocks and lichen of Davieaux Island

"Our campsite by the lighthouse on Davieaux Island"

Our campsite by the lighthouse on Davieaux Island

"No bake cheesecake with fresh picked blueberries"

No bake cheesecake with fresh picked blueberries

"A view of Cozen's Cove"

A view of Cozen's Cove

"The Caribbean looking waters of Cozen's Cove - though the water temperature was only about 58F"

The Caribbean looking waters of Cozen's Cove - though the water temperature was only about 58F

"More great rocks to explore - plus an agate beach at Cozen's Cove"

More great rocks to explore - plus an agate beach at Cozen's Cove

"Blueberry picking at Cozen's Cove"

Blueberry picking at Cozen's Cove

"Our gang on the last day"

Our gang on the last day

All in all it was a great and mostly relaxing week. And I say mostly relaxing because there was the odd bit of fear felt on the water in the face of a few big waves.

Bring it on. I’m ready for more and already thinking of what other paddling trips I’d like to do on the big waters of Lake Superior.

And for more reading on the area try: An Introduction to Michipicoten Island – Lake Superior’s Wild Heart by David C. Whyte.

Leigh McAdam

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