Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior: The Highlights in Photos
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
Our first camp on a beach past Bonner Head
Lovely blue campanula
One of the fantastic sunsets we enjoyed
A windy morning on the second day of kayaking
Lake Superior rocks
Visually interesting altered rock
Our kayaks - a double, singles, plastic and fiberglass
Kayaking through Michipicoten Island's famous fog
A rare sighting of an albino woodland caribou
Kayaking into the skeletal frame of the Billy Blake
Abandoned building in Quebec Harbour
More abandoned buildings in Quebec Harbour
The rocks and lichen of Davieaux Island
Our campsite by the lighthouse on Davieaux Island
No bake cheesecake with fresh picked blueberries
A view of Cozen's Cove
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
Blueberry picking at Cozen's Cove
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.
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