Friday, October 19, 2012

Road Trip, Scamp Camp and Sight-Seeing

Work on Gardens is on hold for a week while we take time to visit my sister in Duluth, MN.

Wednesday morning we left Gowen, MI and headed north toward Michigan's Upper Peninsula where we planned to stop for the night in Munising. Our first stop, though, was in Baldwin, MI, where we stopped to see what was going on at the Michigan Scamp Camp. I was pleasantly surprised to see familiar faces from June's Small Craft Skills Academy in Machinaw City, Michigan. Five Scamps are being built this week. They are doing a lot of prep work ahead of assembling the hulls. Here are a few photos from our visit:

We said our helloes and goodbyes and continued on our way north, enjoying the last bit of fall color in lower Michigan. We spotted two pairs of bald eagles, too, which was a great treat. Sorry, no photos of the soaring eagles!

Munising was quiet - not many tourists out and about on a mid-October afternoon. We scouted out the municipal boat ramp with thoughts of a future trip to Grand Island just off-shore from Munising before continuing our travels through the UP and northern Wisconsin before arriving in Duluth mid-afternoon on Thursday.

Today we drove up the North Shore visiting Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse. Dinner tonight at the Scenic Cafe. Good times visiting with family. While out on the road I'm not getting work done on Gardens, but the time away from the barn is a good opportunity to recharge and get ready to finish the planking.

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