Our Honeymoon Part I – Lake Superior

Mike and I are driving to Alaska for our honeymoon. At first I was dreading the drive through Ontario because our province is so huge but after spending the past 3 days in Lake Superior we found it really hard to leave.

Lake Superior is absolutely gorgeous and the scenery is much different from our Southern Ontario communities. There is so much to do that we could easily spend our whole honeymoon exploring the shores of Lake Superior.

Our first night we found a free campsite along the side of the road. We pulled over, cooked supper (lemon chicken and pasta) and enjoyed the view from our new bedroom on wheels.

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Since we spent the first day mostly driving we decided to spend our second day exploring Lake Superior. We went to the visitor center at Lake Superior Provincial Park and asked for recommendations on what to do. They suggested that we kayak to the pictographs and then go on the Orphan Lake hike. So we did.

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It was a really neat way to check out the Agawa Rock Pictographs. The water is so clear and cold but it is beautiful.

After kayaking we were told by a few more tourists that Orphan Lake is worth checking out so even though we already planned to do it we were intrigued by all the excellent reviews for this hike.

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I don’t know about you but I have a little bit of a rock/sand fetish. When I saw the rocks on the costal trail I couldn’t believe my eyes. The wet ones looked just like the polished rocks you can buy in stores. I wanted to keep them all.

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As the trail went on it got better and better. Beautiful small waterfalls roared along the trail so we went to go get a closer look. It’s hikes like these that make me love my KEEN Clearwater CNXs more and more.

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Our trip started off the way we hoped and continued to excite us. The next day we drove to Silver Islet and kayaked to the Sleeping Giant. I always admired the Sleeping Giant so it was really neat to get to see it from an on the water perspective. And that wasn’t the only cool part about today’s sea kayak trip. We also kayaked under the Sea Lion which is a rock arch growing out of the waters of Lake Superior.

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All of this was before even getting to Thunder Bay. I can’t even begin to imagine all the things you can do and see while in Thunder Bay but I do know that if you are ever passing by you need to stop at the Terry Fox Memorial and Kakabeka Falls.

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Because we knew if we stayed one more night around Thunder Bay we may never leave and as beautiful as Lake Superior is we still want to go and see Alaska. So we will keep driving and let the next adventure begin.

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