Summer 2008 Lake Superior Cruise
01 August 2008 | Raspberry Island Sand Spit
Raspberry Island Sand Spit
We awoke to yet another beautiful morning. The weather since we've arrived at the Apostles has been stellar and has the crew convinced that this is the only area on Lake Superior where it is sunny, warm and fog free. Shortly after breakfast, the construction backhoe at the Rocky Island Visitors Center began to operate. From all indications, the park service is really committed towards maintaining a presence on these islands and is dedicated to improving the existing facilities.
We got underway around 1030 to head back over to Raspberry Island. On our way to the bay on the northeast side of the island, we sailed by our Beneteau friends from yesterday who were anchored on the southwest side of the sand spit. Since the wind was straight out of the east, we proceeded to the northwest bay where we sailed on anchor and then had lunch. Before long, the wind shifted to the northwest so we went back to the sand spit where naturally, the wind was still east! So goes the fickle nature of the winds in the Apostles.
We took the boys over to the lighthouse by dinghy, then came back to the boat and then moved to the northeast side of the sand spit where we encountered three other boats with about 7 kids per boat. Deanna and I swam while the kids took the dinghy to shore.