The Sunday Post: Water

This week’s Sunday Photo Challenge by Jacksprinter is another timely subject: Water. It just so happens that I spent my weekend surrounded by water, in the heart of northern Minnesota and the start of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area (BWCA). This part of the country affords some of the most spectacular, untouched wilderness and bodies of water in the nation.

For this week’s challenge I had issues deciding on what body of water to focus on.  Living in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” as Minnesota is generally called, we have our fair share of gorgeous, fresh water.  I decided to focus on one lake in particular, Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes.

Photo Credit: University of Minnesota-Duluth. Google images.

Lake Superior is massive and is the largest freshwater lake in the world by area, providing 10% of the world’s surface fresh water.  It extends across three states (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan) and follows along Ontario, Canada with a length of 350 miles from east to west and 160 miles from north to south.

Here are some of my favorite shots of this marvelous body of water.  

The shore of lovely Lake Superior at dusk.

Storm moving in across the water.

Finally, day three and the fog had lifted and we could see the other side to Wisconsin.

Paul and I were fortunate to hike the Split Rock Lighthouse loop and get this amazing view of Lake Superior from above. It looks like the water is above the horizon. So amazing!

Our view from our picnic lunch.

My favorite picture of all. The trail marker with the water in the horizon.

Heading down to the water and finishing up the hike.

The end of the hike at the beach of Lake Superior.

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  1. I used to live on the shores of Lake Superior and have traveled the Canadian portion of the circle tour many a time. One of my favourite spots in Catherine’s Cove, just south of Wawa. Going to be making the trip again this summer.

    • Cool! I’ve never been to Catherine’s Cove. I would love to do the circle tour someday. I just love it up there. As a child, we spent every single fall there so it was my first time back doing Eagle Mountain hike after 20 years! Now with my children!

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