Monday, November 5, 2012

A Trip to Sleeping Bay

Normally we would have packed everything in our canoe, but the wind was so strong that it made  even walking on the beach difficult.  Definitely not canoe weather.

Kalevi loves the beach.

We were planning to hike all the way to Sleeping Bay, but we decided to camp instead at our regular spot near Wolf Point.  We really needed some shelter from the wind.

The water was warm enough for swimming though.

We've probably eaten more steaks at Wolf Point than anywhere else.

I always admire diving birds like Mergansers; they have no fear of rough seas.

The wind continued all during the night and the next day.

But we slept reasonably well, much better the second night once we got used to the hard  ground  again.

A rock cairn, built by some friends who had camped here earlier.

Hot oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar.

And a mug of hot coffee.  Breakfast at the big lake.

The wind at Sleeping Bay confirmed that our decision to camp at Wolf Point was the right one.  It would have been miserable to camp on the beach and dangerous to camp in the woods near any tall trees.

Eagles, of course love windy days.

These guys are great fun to watch as they scurry along the edges of waves.

Sunset at the Point.

This is a special spot for us.  We had our first steak dinner here the first time we visited Wolf Point 17 years ago.  I even wrote a story about it.

The next morning, Calm.  The big lake always keeps changing.  Always.

Kalevi doesn't even bother chasing these guys any more.  They can duck  under the sandstone slabs in a flash.

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