Reflections of Pictured Rocks
Combine spectacular sandstone cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, late afternoon summer sunlight shining right onto their faces, and unusually placid waters of Lake Superior, and this is the result. Even in the tranquility of this moment, the deadly bitter cold and pounding ferocity of wintertime's worst weather -- the sort of "gales of November" that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald not far east of here -- wasn't lost on me. Unlike that fateful day, Kitchi Gumi wasn't hungry for vessels to devour; instead, I caught the giant snoozing in an afternoon nap. This most expansive body of freshwater in the world is a place of wild beauty and wilder contrasts, and well worth the effort to explore.
8 NE Munising MI (18 Jul 7) looking SE