Chateau LeVeaux on Lake Superior
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Saturday 27th September
Today we had a trip across the border into Cook County, Minneapolis and visited the pretty Lake side resort of Grand Marais. It's about 80 miles south along route 61 and took us about an hour and a half. I had to buy a 30 day visa at the border which cost $6.
Cook County is basically a 3,340 square mile national park. It's the place you ...
... to Minneapolis was rather uneventful, very long. The kids were extremely happy about the DVD player as they managed a couple of Harry Potter movies and the boys resignedly watched Georgia's mermaid princess one too!
Unfortunately it took a lot longer to find our hotel than we had anticipated, always harder when you don't have a proper map. We were seriously rethinking not having data on our phones as we drove round trying to read the half ...
... the kids before making use of the fire pit for s'mores. Many marshmallows were consumed, lots of sticky fingers and big smiles. Most grown-ups had dessert before dinner, s'mores was an absolute treat. We even managed to introduce them to Uncle Richard, who wanted to go back for seconds after dinner!
Conrad managed to get away for a short drive and walk, he wanted to see some more wildlife. He was not lucky with that but ...
... a promising area. Had no idea what to look for but headed out in search.
We soon found a patch of low lying wild blueberries and begin to pick. We managed to collect a half pint or do before continuing on.
Later in day after our kayak voyage we srive on to Trails End campground for a peak and discovered an unpicked patch which gave us another pint! Our day was complete and we headed back down the gunflint trail towards ...
... br> unduly stresses, it slowly undress,
paddling renews in me,
the sense of peace and wonder,
brings in the child, long surrendered,
rejuvinates the soul,
brings me back home,
where to nature's bosom
I truly belong,
paddling lets me free,
distance me from the din of society
glues my sanity, ...