Quick Vacation UpdateAugust 24th, 2014 at 1:11 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Another beautiful day here…partly sunny, mid 70s. After breakfast, Marie and I took these kayaks on about a 4-mile trek. We stopped at an island on the lake where a sign said “Visitors welcome”. There were two extremely rustic cabin, an outhouse and a sign indicating that an Indian Chief and his family were buried on the island. We took the kayaks down the Portage toward South Manistique Lake, but a fallen tree blocked our route. On the way back to Big Manistique Lake, we surprised several deer. We headed into Curtis to look around and do a little shopping. We keep running into people from G.R. I talked to Bill and Mary Romence (Romence Gardens) in one of the gift shops. Then out to a boat launch to eat a little snack. I helped a fisherman get his boat up on his trailer. He had caught about 15 nice panfish. There were only a very few boats out on the lake, which surprised me for an August Saturday. We came back to the Inn for dinner, then another kayak ride, this time going west. I came as close as I had ever come to a great blue heron. The lake was nearly calm and the sky a mixture of scattered cirrus, altostratus and lower cumulus clouds. A glimmer of twilight was still visible an hour after sunset. Marie and I played a little badminton and cornhole, then joined several others at the evening campfire. Despite the scattered clouds, many stars were visible. Most prominent was the Big Dipper. Without a lot of man-made light, the Little Dipper was also clear. We had a little dessert and are now ready to head home Sunday.