Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunset around the region tonight.....

Next week I'll be touring around the South Shore and North Shore of Lake Superior. It's peak summer season and now is the time. Festivals, events,cool clean water and air. Frankly you don't have to do anything. Just be.......

Here are sunsets from the region via live cams. Traveling by desktop tonight as I have to wait until next week to do it in person. The next best thing.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cascade Creek at the Cascade Lodge, Lutsen MN.

Don't let Cascade Creek fool you, it looks pretty docile most of the time but it can roar. I have missed the flows twice this year. Too early in May and I missed it too late in July. A good downpour on the North Shore really gets the creeks and rivers rolling. Waterfalls are great in this area. You can rent cabins right on the creek at the Lodge and listen to the water at night from the deck or even the living areas of the cabins. Pretty pleasant considering the noise we put up with the rest of our daily lives.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Grand Marais Harbor sunset

Really a nice evening sunset at Grand Marais Harbor tonight. The site of the up and coming Dragon Boat Races.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cool Weather Tourism

Everybody checking into North Shore lodging recently were making all the same comments. We are escaping the heat in the Cities. Oh is it hot! Even in Northern Wisconsin it's quite hot. Records are being set all over the country. It might go down as one of the hottest summers in history. This is a real bonus for the North Shore of Minnesota. It's not only the Festivals and events that are drawing people it's the cool blue waters and breezes off of Lake Superior. When on the harbor in Grand Marais people just linger by the shore. Artist Point is very popular in hot weather. There is a lyric from a Bluegrass tune I heard recently: Cool water is going to open up her arms and take you in......Steep Canyon Rangers....Open Country.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Big view of Downtown Grand Marais MN.

The best view in town is the roof top of the Gun Flint Tavern. Great place to have a margarita and just take in the wonderful weather.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Holiday trip

Fourth of July week on the North Shore of Minnesota was simply wonderful. Weather was great while the rest of the country was setting all time record high temps. The blue sky and blue water at the mouth of the Cascade River was really stunning. Touring around, hiking and of course eating in the fine lodges and restaurants for a week really is pleasant. Lets play where is the moose game? Anybody make a guess? There are alot of moose mounts on the North Shore and Boundary Waters area. So where is this one? And we managed to see two real live moose on our tours. Always surprising to see a real moose as you just don't expect it. Both were cows.