Week One In Photos

Departing from my home in Western NC - we fit the entire thing in my Subaru once again.

Departing from my home in Western NC – we fit the entire thing in my Subaru once again.

Greg, my fierce and vigilant co-pilot - he's journeying to Davenport.

Greg, my fierce and vigilant co-pilot – he’s journeying to Davenport.

The view of a lighthouse from the Badger Car Ferry on Lake Michigan.

The view of a lighthouse from the Badger Car Ferry on Lake Michigan.

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Under I-94

Dad and I at our put-in at William O'Brien State Park

Dad and I at our put-in at William O’Brien State Park

A sea-faring fellow named Gene, who we met at the Afton Strawberry Festival on Lake St. Croix.  This is his normal get-up, including the cane and the pipe.

A sea-faring fellow named Gene, who we met at the Afton Strawberry Festival on Lake St. Croix. This is his normal get-up, including the cane and the pipe.

We were lucky enough to get a four mile tow to the confluence of the St.Croix and the Mississippi and a dry place to sleep from the infinitely kind Tammy and Dave.  I'm convinced that Minnesotans are the nicest people this side of the Mason-Dixon Line.

We were lucky enough to get a four mile tow to the confluence of the St.Croix and the Mississippi and a dry place to sleep from the infinitely kind Tammy and Dave. I’m convinced that Minnesotans are the nicest people this side of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Here's a golden eagle flying .  Photo Credit: Greg Halloran.

Here’s a golden eagle flying . Photo Credit: Greg Halloran.

Here's a golden eagle.  Photo Credit: Greg Halloran

Here’s a golden eagle. Photo Credit: Greg Halloran

We're docked at the bustling metropolis of Old Fronternac during the second day on the Mississippi - deciding where to camp.

We’re docked at the bustling metropolis of Old Fronternac during the second day on the Mississippi – deciding where to camp.

Watching the sunset on Long Point (Long Island this high above flood stage*)  in Lake Peppin (formally called the Lake of Tears*).  The Mississippi flows through the center of many lakes.

Watching the sunset on Long Point (Long Island this high above flood stage*) in Lake Pepin (formally called the Lake of Tears*). The Mississippi flows through the center of many lakes.

The Skyline of Red Wing MN (or Wisconsin, I forget which side it was on*).  This is our first encounter with barges.

The Skyline of Red Wing MN (or Wisconsin, I forget which side it was on*). This is our first encounter with barges.

An old machine building - there were ominous faces carved into a few of the bricks.

An old machine building – there were ominous faces carved into a few of the bricks.

Minnesota welcomes you.

Minnesota welcomes you.

The most beautiful sunset of my life - it made me feel incredibly small.

The most beautiful sunset of my life – it made me feel incredibly small.

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5 thoughts on “Week One In Photos

  1. As this photo came up on my screen, I uttered “wow”, out loud. This is a beautiful photo, I can only imagine what a sight it was in person!

    • All of these pictures are absolutely wonderful……..Kind of like going on the trip with you, and, you are still so kind to share this with all of us …………..Be safe!!!

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