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... a wonderfully well tended and run place which is just in back of the Ephraim Shores Hotel, so prime location- only a minute walk to the shore, and in the heart of town. The big plus for us was that they were the only ones I called who would give us a one night stay three months out, plus it was a reasonable price. We were there on a thursday night so I thought we'd ...
Sounds suitably creepy for the season, doesn't it? I finally learned how Door County got it's name. Door County is a peninsula that juts up into Lake Michigan and creates, on its west side, Green Bay (of Packers fame). Off the tip of Door county is an island, Washington Island. Apparently the waters between the peninsula and the island are particularly treacherous and home to many a shipwreck. This earned it the moniker 'port des mortes', or Death's Door, ...
Today we arrived in Baileys Harbor, in the lovely Door County, WI (Cape Cod of the Midwest!), our home for the next five days.
Getting here over the last two days was beautiful. After sleeping 10 hours (!), we left Charlevoix mid-morning for a walk along the beach at Fisherman's Island State Park. One of the great things about traveling at this time of year, in this part of the world, is that we have the parks all to ourselves. Addie can run ...
... Sturgeon Bay
The channel light guides watercraft from Lake Michigan into the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal
Cana Island Lighthouse
... very relieved after 30 minutes when the storm passed out over Lake Michigan and produced one of the best sunsets of our trip.
The next day we started by taking a 4 mile hike along Lake Michigan. We rewarded ourselves after exercising with miniature golf (which we tied in), cheese and wining tasting, and some afternoon beers at some of the local bars in Fish Creek. Our time in Door County concluded with yet another sunset and drinks and food around our campfire.