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Friday, July 27, 2018

On The Road Friday ~ Apostle Island Cruise ~ Bayfield, Wisconsin

It is On The Road Friday .. today we are off to the Apostle Islands.
We are taking a cruise, the only way to see the Apostle Islands.

 We will start our cruise in Bayfield, Wisconsin as we pull out of the harbor we spy a boat named Parlay.

noun: parley; plural noun: parleys
a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.
We can not help but think of Pirates of the Caribbean ..

"Parley. I invoke the right of parley. According to the Code of the Brethren, set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew, you must take me to your captain."
Elizabeth Swann

As we cruised Lake Superior we learned from our Captain, that yes, long ago pirates lived on the South Shores of Superior in Wisconsin.

We learned the history of all the islands.
We got to see some of the old dwellings and hear stories from the past.

 The remains of an old fishing camp.
 The Apostle Islands
Each has a story ..

Basswood Island
Hermit Island
Michigan Island
Stockton Island
Oak Island
Outer Island
Manitou Island
Ironwood Island
Cat Island

Otter Island
South Twin Island
North Twin Island
Rocky Island
Devils Island
Bear Island
Raspberry Island
York Island
Sand Island

 Raspberry Island
and the famous 
Raspberry Island Lighthouse

 Click here to read more about Raspberry Island Lighthouse 

 Never fear this is not a sea monster of Lake Superior. It is a shipwreck!
Because of the cold waters of Lake Superior many of the shipwrecks can be seen by looking down. The Apostle Island Cruises offer a Shipwreck Cruise. 

 We are heading back to harbor, Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Goodbye, Lake Superior, we will be back soon.

Thank You for cruising along with me today on an Apostle Island Cruise.


  1. Carla, Thank you for taking us along with you. I sure never realized there were that many islands around your area. Wonderful photos. Blessings to you and yours for a great weekend.xoxo, Susie

  2. Wow! What an amazing adventure. I love road trips.. that's a little far from NC though LOL! Thank you for sharing. I'll enjoy from my computer :)

  3. This was such a cool cruise! So many islands and so much history! Thanks for taking us along on your trip!

  4. I thought that there would be 12 islands but I see there are a lot more.
    It sounds like a great adventure. I'm glad the pirates are no longer there, lol.
    Thanks for sharing your latest adventure with us...
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Superior is absolutely fascinating. I didn't realize there were so many islands. Love the lighthouse and old fishing cabins. Wish I could visit the great lakes again. Glad you enjoyed your trip and shared these wonderful photos.

  6. I have never heard of these islands!But what a beautiful trip. The little cabins and village are amazing. And the lighthouse!! I read they had to build a sea wall around it, and that the first lens was made in and shipped from France! I guess several keepers live there now. It looks brand new. I guess a a major tourist attraction they really keep it in good shape. I love your shot of the endless blue water and sky!!

  7. We did this several years ago but I would like to do it again. Isn't Bayfield a cute town? I am glad you had a good time. xo Diana

  8. What a great trip. Don't you love a towns with lighthouses. The little cabins and stories are fascinating. Love all that fun history. Glad you had a great time.
    I heard Bayfield has a really cute downtown area.

  9. So beautiful! I remember my grandmother taking a trip at least every five years, if not more often, to visit the Apostle Islands. Raspberry Island looks like an island she would have really enjoyed. I do need to put this on my travel bucket list.

  10. Oh, this was such a lovely trip I enjoyed … thank you.
    Your photographs are a delight, I especially love to see lighthouses.

    All the best Jan

  11. What an amazing trip! I love that you guys are making memories during this very special summer! PS thank you for clarifying that was a shipwreck! I did think it was a mobster in the ocean ;)

  12. That was an interesting trip, who would have thought there were so many islands there.

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