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Apostle Islands kayaking Aug-Sept 2010 - Wisconsin, United States

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We spent a week sea kayaking and hiking the Apostle Islands, Aug. 28-Sept 3, 2010. The tracks here show only the kayaking portion of our trip. Our first two days were "day trip" paddles from our guest room (Deperry's On The Lake) along the mainland shoreline in Red Cliff. Launching our kayaks from DePerry's Monday morning, we paddled the 15 miles out to Rocky Island where we camped for three nights at camp site #3, which we think is one of the best camp sites in the Apostles. On Rocky we had a beautiful view of eight islands from the beach just a few steps away from our tent. From our base camp on Rocky, we paddled to Devil's Island on Tuesday for a tour of the sea caves and lighthouse, and on Wednesday we paddled to several islands -- South Twin, Ironwood, Manitou (where we toured the Manitou Fish Camp), Otter, and back to Rocky. On Thursday we paddled back to the mainland where we spent our final two nights at DePerry's for some creature comforts before our drive home on Saturday. The conditions were cooperative every day except our final day, Friday, Sept. 3 when there were gale force winds that kept us off the water. We had planned to paddle to the mainland sea caves that day but that was not possible because of the conditions. Luckily, we had returned to the mainland the previous day, so we spent Friday hiking to the mainland sea caves from Meyers Beach and doing other tourist-type things such as visiting an apple orchard and checking out some stores in Bayfield.
For some reason my photos don't appear in correct order, but the map locations appear to be correct -- well, most of them.
Devils Island lighthouse, sea caves, Manitou fish camp, apostle islands, sea kayaking, Lake Superior, bayfield, Rocky Island, South Twin Island, Ironwood Island, kayak camping
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Trip Info
August 28, 2010
Trip Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States
Length: 77 miles
Duration: 2 days
Activity: Kayaking / Canoeing
Trip viewed 2,330 times
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