Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Our week at Gitche Gumee Bible camp last September was the warmest week of the season, according to camp workers, in spite of the late September date. So, when we stopped in Munising on our way home at the end of the week and boarded a boat for a late-afternoon cruise along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, we were able to sit quite comfortably on the top deck. 

This post contains more photos than I usually include in a single post, so I'll keep my words to a minimum.

One of the boats used on the Pictured Rocks tour
The next picture is a view of the Miner's Castle rock formation. I had previously shown this formation from an overlook on land here.

Miners Castle

Bridalveil Falls slows to a trickle after the spring snowmelt

Petit Portal and Lover's Leap

Rainbow Cave

Grand Portal

Broken Vase

Can you see the Pirate? His nose is just above the waterline. 

Chapel Cove

Chapel Rock

A tree on top of Chapel Rock is sustained by its root system attached to the main bluff.

A view along the shore

Spray Falls

Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse

The Pictured Rocks cruise was a great way to wrap up the week. The next day, we had home in our sights.


  1. that last shot is gorgeous! loved all the rocks and passageways and falls.

  2. Linda, your photos are just what I need right now, and they are gorgeous and refreshing! It is pretty hot and humid here in Montreal right now and is supposed to be such for the next couple of days. Thank you so much for sharing, I really appreciate it.

  3. Linda wht a lovely trip on the boat, with gorgoeous colours of the trees, lovely waterfalls and some green of the water. Magnifient rock formation.

  4. Oh WOW!!!! These are amazing pictures.

  5. What a beautiful cruise. It looks as if the weather was perfect, and of course the scenery was spectacular.

  6. Wow, those are wonderful formations, Linda. The cruise must have given a perfect dot behind your week at the Bible camp.

  7. By far some of the coolest rock formations ever!! Love Lovers Leap and the broken vase. And that chapel rock tree! Oh my goodness. Amazing place to visit.

  8. Tex - That little abandoned lighthouse is very picturesque, especially with the fall foliage surrounding it. We loved the rock formations, too; and the waterfalls were an extra bonus. It's a good cruise.

    Linda - I'm glad you found the photos refreshing. We've had some hot and humid days here, as well. Tomorrow is supposed to be slightly cooler but with significantly lower humidity. I'm looking forward to that!

    Thank you, Margaret. There was a lot to see on this cruise.

    Thanks, Ruth.

    George - We were blessed with calm waters and warm temperatures and the perfect time of day to get the best lighting on the rocks. I'd recommend the cruise if you and Betsy ever get up to the UP.

    Petra - I like the way you said it..."the perfect dot" behind our week at camp. It truly was.

    Gail - There must have been some solid ground between the main bluff and the tree's home at one time. Its situation seems very tenuous now. But it's an interesting sight to see.

  9. Those rocks give splendid view together with the water. Everything so beautiful.


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