Monday, July 28, 2008

More pretty pictures

One of the things we did on vacation, was take a glass bottom boat shipwreck tour around part of Lake Superior - it was really cool. We saw a couple of wrecked schooners from the 1800s and a barge wreck from the late 1700s. In the wreckage of one of the ships we could see the captain's toilet and bathtub. Unfortunately, those pictures didn't turn out, but I do have some lovely pictures of the Grand Island Lake Superior shoreline.


These are sandstone caves along the shore.


This is the East Channel Lighthouse on Grand Island which is in the process of being restored. Over the years it fell out of use and people from the mainland used to use the ball on the top for target practice. Near the lighthouse is a pair of nesting bald eagles and we saw the babies take flight.







The following day we went to Kitch-iti-kipi. Translated it means the Mirror of Heaven. It's the biggest spring in Michigan and yep...the water really is that amazing shade of blue-green. The water was so clear we could see the huge trout swimming around 45 feet down. I could have stayed there all day.

9 comments:

Anny Cook said...

These are gorgeous! Lovely, lovely pictures! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kelly Kirch said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I so wanna go there now. You'll have to be my tour-guide. Paid, of course. But that's all when I'm rich and famous. heh.

Ashley Ladd said...

How beautiful. I love Michigan and Ohio.

You're right, those are beautiful trees and I also love the hills and lakes.

Kenzie Michaels said...

Looks beautiful! How hard was it to return home? Everything looks so peaceful!

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

ooh, the shipwreck tour sounds sooo cool.

Sandra Cox said...

How cool! Absolutely beautiful.
I've always wanted to go out on a glass bottom boat.

Smut Girl said...

Oh wow. That last one is just staggeringly beautiful. Aren't trees amazing? And I am about the same shade as that water that you got to vacation in such a gorgeous place. But v. happy for you! Hope it charged all your um..batteries. I totally did not mean for that to sound dirty.

xoxo
Sommer

Caley Greene said...

What gorgeous pictures! I so want to go. Bet my DD would love it. I'm glad you had a good time. And all that inspiration.

Jennifer Armintrout said...

I've been on that glass bottom shipwreck tour. Don't you think it's stupid to get on a boat with a glass bottom, when glass isn't exactly the smartest thing to make a hull out of, anyway, and motor out to a place where other ships with non-glass bottoms have wrecked up?