Just returned a few days ago from a fishing trip into northern Ontario. We went through Sault Ste. Marie, then drove north along the Lake Superior shoreline, and ended up in the Chapleau Game Preserve, the largest in the world. We were around the 49th parallel, for those with a globe. We fished on Lake Wabatongushi, which is 23 miles long. We drove there via a logging road, and got picked up at a very lonely dock, by the lodge employees where we were staying (Loch Island Lodge).
Crossing the Mackinac Bridge, from the lower peninsula to the upper peninsula of Michigan:
On the international bridge between Michigan and Ontario. Underneath are the Soo Locks. Those are large power-generating windmills way off in the distance:
Pic taken from a moving car, in the rear view mirror:
Another car pic of a Lake Superior bay:
Saw a LOT of these signs:
These are scattered all along the road. It is based on an old Innuit Indian sculpture near the Arctic Circle. The name of this type of sculpture is something like 'Innukshuk':
Some lumber on the logging road. That stack is probably 20 feet high and I don't know how many hundreds of feet long. I'd bet most of you have or have seen something made from lumber that came from this part of Canada:
A forest of spider webs:
One web in particular:
A railroad track into the fog:
Coming over a hill on the logging road, this stunning view presented itself. Pic taken from the car:
The dock where we were picked up:
Very foggy morning, waiting for the lodge boat:
My bro and bro-in-law:
Fog is finally gone!
A tree growing out of a rock:
The Loch Island Lodge, main building:
Cottams Creek waterfall, where it enters Patterson Bay on the lake:
My bro - what a ham!
Patterson Bay, pic taken from atop the rocks next to the waterfall:
My bro, at the top of the waterfall area (waterfall is to the left). Cottams Creek is fished for brook trout:
Three Amigos! (Bro, me, bro-in-law, from left to right)
Sunset pics taken from the boat:
Some colorful lichen on the shore:
Loch Island. That's the lodge owners plane on the right:
One more lodge shot:
Oh yeah, I DID wear a watch!
Heading back home! That's Lake Superior. Not many people can say they've seen 3 of the 5 Great Lakes on the same day while driving!
Hope you enjoyed it!!