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As promised on my blog the other day, here is the blog post about our cruise to see the Pictured Rocks.
My husband and I have the worst luck when it comes to boat tours. It all started in 2015 when we booked a whale-watching tour in Maine. It was late October, and the weather was bad so it was canceled. Then last year, our boat tour to see the Statue of Liberty was basically canceled. And finally, the night before we were supposed to see the Pictured Rocks, I got a text.
The boat we were supposed to take at 10 am was having mechanical issues. So we had a choice. We could take the same cruise at 11 am, or we could take a different one at 10 am.
We chose the 11 am cruise, which worked out better since breakfast was running late. Right after breakfast we booked it down to the dock and waited in line to board. We were hoping for the upper deck, but there were a lot of people ahead of us so we would have been ok on the middle deck; as long as we were outside.
We finally boarded, and my husband and I got lucky and were able to snag two seats where we wanted. Or so we thought. I picked two seats closest to the railing on the left-hand side of the boat with the thought that I’d get some sweet photos. And I did…on the way back. So I don’t exactly remember what each formation was, because the narration was on the way out.
Which was great, because I could enjoy the view on the way out, and then do the work on the way back. Which was exactly what I did.
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and it was a beautiful day out for a cruise on Lake Superior. As a photographer, I wish the sky was a little more moody to make for more interesting photos, but I am not going to complain for even a second about this experience.
I have never, in my entire life seen the water of Lake Superior that green before. And I spent the first 18 years of my life living on that lake. But that green water was not as inviting as it looked. I think our tour guide said it was 48* Fahrenheit. That did not stop me from going in though. I’ll share that story next week.
I have seven TikToks about the Pictured Rocks, and many more from the weekend that I’m going to share with you guys over the next couple of days, and I really can’t wait for you to see them.