September 2012                Page 3

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Thursday, Sept 06 - Copper Harbor and Fort Pickins


From Hancock, we drove up 203 through FLMcLean State Park (decided not to stay) and moved on to Copper Harbor an Fort Pickens. 




Saw this bird and another merganser.



Fort has been reconstructed



Our campsite


Nice lighthouse at Copper Harbor




Another nice lighthouse at Eagle Harbor




Drawings of two types of boats.  Ship that was lost here in the harbor bay had been converted from the first to the second.



Leaving Copper Harbor today, we saw this great sand beach between Eagle Harbor and eagle River.




Friday, Sept 07 - Big Drive Day and Au Sable Lighthouse Walk


We drove off the peninsula then east to Munising.  Intended to go on the boat ride to Pictured Rocks, but decided against it because of the weather change.  

The last picture here is of Munising harbor.





from Munising, drove eats on H58 to H11 and north to look at Castle Rock.  It downpoured rain, but we got one picture.




Walk to Au Sable point Lighthouse

Drove H58 to the Pictured Rocks Hurricane Point Campground.  Memorable part here was the 1.5 mile one way walk to the Au Sable Point lighthouse along the shore of Lake Superior.  It started off nice, but the weather deteriorated as we walked. and the wet rocks were slippery.  Passed several shipwrecks along the way.







Did you ever see a beach with thee kinds of rocks?  We were in a park where picking them up was illegal.  :(







Finally, the lighthouse...



The ranger had a solar powered electric car.



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