Saturday, July 1, 2017
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
Let's start with an introduction. Pictured Rocks is along the coast of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. The launch point for visits is in Munising Falls. This is a little bit in the middle of nowhere, so not many people even know about it.
Part of the problem is that you can't really see it by land. So you have to jump on a ship, and go for a tour. That's when the "Wows!" begin.
The shortline to the north and east of Munising has been battered by Lake Superior and its storms for many, many years. As a result, plant life has died off, and minerals have been exposed. The result is bundle of colors that are beautiful to see. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to see it all. I wasn't taking notes during my cruise, so I have a series of pictures in which one great shot looks similar to the next. Some of the rock formations have names, but it doesn't really tell the story.
The best thing to do, then, is to go to the video tape - and be sure to go to the full screen:
And when you are done with the cruise, be sure to visit the guest shop. They have some good, unique items in there.
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