We could have lived anywhere, but stunning Lake Superior was quite literally a huge factor in the why of our choice to live in the Upper Peninsula. We had been to 48 states and loved mountains and rivers and forests and waterfalls. There was one place we found that had all of those elements plus Gitchee Gumee as named by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and gichi-gami by the Ojibwe. The French explorers named it le lac supérieur which translates to Upper Lake, and the British, who simply called it Superior “on account of its being superior in magnitude to any of the lakes on that vast continent.
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Though she is known for being very cold, our beautiful beaches provide crystal clear and stunning water with sand beaches as well as rocks enough to create a rock-hunters’ paradise. A recent find were Yooper-lites which can be found glowing and sparkling with a black light. My favorite place to be is submerged in her healing, cool waters surrounded by the shining light from above with no noise but the sound of the water filling my ears.
These are all photos that I’ve taken of the Keweenaw Peninsula area. Please feast your eyes — I only ask that you do not use them without permission. :o)
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