North Shore of Lake Superior – Duluth to Tofte, Minnesota

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Sunday morning in Duluth to see the Tall Ships (see separate entry) and we visited with some friends of friends to get some ideas of what to see along the coast.

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A quick stop at Gooseberry Falls on our way to a night at Silver Bay.

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Gooseberry had this monument to the CCC workers – we appreciate their craftsmanship and all they did to build our great parks.

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Beaver River Falls as seen from Highway 61.

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We hiked up river for a closer look.

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Some nice little cascades as well.

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And some fun patterns made by the water.

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The rugged coast line of Lake Superior – Volcanic Basalt here not sandstone.

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Split Rock Light House in the distance.

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It was interesting to study it a while from this vantage point – and to people watch as many came down to the beach to look at it after their tour.

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Interesting proportions but it works very well.

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The other direction is just as beautiful.

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This is Black Beach in Silver Bay. Well worth the visit. They also have Pebble beach, Agate beach and Peach beach.

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And looking the other direction on Black beach.

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A detail shot of the Black beach and the peach granite. It looked like a fish to me – ha!

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Palisade Point cliff is full of rock climbers this morning.

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The view from there is breathtaking! There is a freighter pulling in for iron ore in Silver Bay.

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We hiked to High Falls in Tettegouche State Park.

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Oh – there is a third one around the corner – very loud!

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Interesting to hike to the top.

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And across this swinging foot bridge.

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Back on the coast admiring this view of Palisade Point.

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And looking the other direction where a friendly visitor took our picture.

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We enjoyed wine o’clock looking at this view – noting the 15% slant angle on all of the outcroppings

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Temperance River Falls – Look another falls and another walk through thick forests where you can’t see anything until you are right at the falls.

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Sugarloaf Interpretive Center was a large logging area and this ring is left over from that era of collecting all the logs on shore to be pulled across Lake Superior

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Tofte Town Park was a nice place to enjoy the water along with the seagulls.

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And to catch a nice sunset.

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