When we were in the UP, someone had taken the initiative and organized a kayaking tour for those interested. Of course I was all over this - kayaking, Lake Superior, no cell service, what could be better?! Our morning started off with a hearty breakfast at probably the best breakfast place in town - Soumi bakery. They serve an assortment of eggs, omelettes, and quite a big variety of Finnish specialities, Pannukakku and Nisu being two of their most popular. We then hopped in the car for the hour ride to the end of the Earth. Well, it feels like the end of the Earth. Fun fact, Copper Harbor is the city farthest from a major highway in the lower US (no one can compete with Alaska). How's THAT for off the beaten path?!Read More
I promise, this is the LAST post about Isle Royale :) We hope you've enjoyed reading about the amazing diving that we did during the week, and learning more about this national treasure in Lake Superior. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the hard work of planning and logistics from the staff at Divers Incorporated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And of course, without the expert captain of the Lake Superior Diver - Ryan - and his first mate (for this trip) Rick. If you are ever looking to do a charter to Isle Royale for ...Read More
Morning came on day 4 and we were ready for another day of diving! We repeated the Emperor Stern and also the America. The best part about these shipwrecks is that there is so much to see, even after you'veRead More
Wednesday morning dawned bright an early. Our alarm was Captain Ryan playing "It's a Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals - loudly. By the end of the week, what once starts out as a a fun way to wake up quickly becomes the worst way ever. Ok, perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. Then again, I'm not the world's biggest morning person. Actually, I'm not a morning person at all. Some say I am downright grumpy...Read More
Early on Tuesday morning, we woke up to the sky alight with an electrical storm. The sky was awesome to watch and the lightning lit everything up almost like daylight. And then then wind came. Followed closely by the rain. Even docked, the boat was rocking. Thankfully the storm was short-lived, but it ushered in much cooler weather and left some lingering wind making for a choppy day on the water.
We left Windigo early in the morning, while everyone...Read More
The next stop in our two week vacation was Grand Portage, Minnesota where we were to board a boat for a week-long liveaboard diving the shipwrecks of Isle Royale.
We pulled in on Sunday afternoon, ready for a week of hardcore shipwreck diving on Isle Royale. Grand Portage is an Indian Reservation on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota. When the fur trade was in full swing, this was a major hub of activity. Today, it's a quiet town with a National Monument commemorating...Read More
This past weekend was spent in Munising, Michigan, diving the shipwrecks of the Alger Under Water preserve. For those of you that do not know where Munising, Michigan is, click HERE. There are tons of activities to keep you and your family occupied during all four seasons. We dove with the same exact group ....Read More