Wisconsin's national seashore and trails
|Gorgeous sunsets and starlit skies await you at Lake Superior|
This past week I had a couple of young ladies visiting from London who were game to try some outdoors activities, so we loaded up a rental van and went as far north as Ashland WI where we spent three nights. My two boys, Jake (25), and Omar (7) also came for the trip.
We spent the first day sailing along the islands on an outfitter called Dreamcatcher Sailing. It's a real hands-on activity that allows you to learn to sail on a medium size sailboat with about 6 passengers.
|The happy sailing crew|
The next day we went kayaking with sea kayaks along the seashore and explored the sea caves. These are both beautiful and amazing in size. It was an all day trip starting at 9:30 and ending at 4:30. It cost $99 and we did it with a company called Living Adventures. We showed up at their lot where they gave us dry bags for personal storage, and offered wet suits, which no one took because it was 90 degrees that day and the weather promised to be pretty nice. They loaded 10 of us into a van and drove to a put in site with 6 kayaks. Most were doubles, but Omar rode in a triple with me and Sadiya. The views are incredible. Tall stacked rock with trees growing in barely nothing. We went into about 8 different arches and caves- some were so narrow you had to pull in your paddle and push with your hands. Some were so large and cavernous you could have all the kayaks at once in there. We had an especially good day. The water began very calm and only got rougher later in the afternoon. As long as there are no waves, you can enter. With much wave action, you wouldn't be allowed in them because it would toss you into the rocks. You can see what years of erosion have done here.
|Our triple kayak waits to go into one of the caves|
|The water is so clear and the wave action was calm at this point|
|Look at the size of this cavern!|
|You kayak through the arches|
|We stopped here for lunch|
|one of the waterfalls at Copper Falls State Park, WI|