Posted on Thu, 23-Sep-2021Mon, 15-Nov-2021 by pamLake Superior Taking a break: How many miles have we driven? A pleasant campsite at Cass Lake near the headwaters of the Mississippi River — along our route. We had a proper sunset view from CG in Apostle Islands NLS. Marquette’s Ore loading dock – we got a take out pizza and enjoyed this View! The coveted photo: Miners Castle at Pictured Rocks NLS. We last visited in 2016. Hiked in to see this beautiful waterfall at Pictured Rocks NLS. More water falls to enjoy. Long sand beaches for our morning walks. Spectacular to be here. We walked about 2 miles along the shoreline to reach Au Sable Light Station. Time for a bit of maintenance – replacing the headlight bulb — took watching YouTube video on phone, buying bulb, and lots of patience using improvised tools. Whitefish Point Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior, protecting part of this notorious 80-mile stretch. The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975 with her entire crew of 29 lies just 15 miles northwest of Whitefish Point. The many moods of Lake Superior have caught many ships unaware. We hung out for the day and spent the night at this boat launch as all nearby campgrounds were full on a Saturday night. Water in this bay was warm and calm enough for a swim. Sault Ste Marie Soo Locks had an outdoor viewing platform to watch the freighters rise or fall to the proper level of lake Superior or Lake Huron. Freighter coming out of Soo locks at a nearby park where we had a picnic lunch. Front row seat to continue watching the freighters during Wine o’clock and dinner at Bay Mills CG. The Mackinaw Bridge! 3,000 miles in 3 weeks since we have left home. Ready to visit Mom!