Travel Blogs from Egg Harbor
... the 'Door' part of it stuck. Wisconsin is quite proud of it's tragic maritime heritage. At each state park there is at least one informational display about a shipwreck off the coast, complete with details of the ship, how it met its end and photos of what wreckage still survives (complete with scuba divers).
It's ironic that such a lovely place has such a calamitous lineage. I don't remember where I ran across mention of Door County when I ...
... beach for as long as I can stand the cold and wind, with no one the wiser.
Travel is always an eye-opening experience and I love how it challenges my perceptions and assumptions. Yesterday's drive down the west coast of the lower peninsula (the east coast of Lake Michigan - there are all those qualifiers again) was the first time I truly understood the meaning of the phrase 'Peak Color' in terms of fall foliage. Growing up on the west ...
... Sturgeon Bay
The channel light guides watercraft from Lake Michigan into the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal
Cana Island Lighthouse
... and the Lloyd Loom was born — a process still in use today. Today, Menominee relies on manufacturing (paper products, wicker lawn furniture, auto supplies, tourism, etc.) for its economic well-being.
This will be our last stop in Michigan!! ...
... 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.