I recently visited the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota and had a beautiful weekend. I stayed in a beautiful VRBO rental cabin near Lutsen (well, it’s ours at this point, but it’s for sale so…). I spent most of the time at the cabin on a small inland lake reminding myself of the past 10 years of memories, but also spent an afternoon in Grand Marais doing all the fun things there.
Lake Christine is really beautiful and quiet. In the summer it’s usually lush and green with wildlife and wetlands. I spent time in the screen porch reading and dreaming.
And in and around the writer’s retreat I originally built on the property.
As well as checking out the lake and nature’s way of beautifying everything.
In Grand Marais I ate lunch at Paul’s favorite spot – Sydney’s Custard. Gyros and a caramel malt, yum! This is the view from their rooftop deck.
This is the panoramic view of the Grand Marais harbor.
Unfortunately, if you’ve never been to Grand Marais in May, you might not realize that the water temperature is still only around 40 degrees Fahrenheit or about 5 degrees Celsius so there aren’t a bunch of people swimming.
Here are a couple of other pictures around the harbor, including one of the Angry Trout restaurant, which was also quite busy. You might notice that the water in Lake Superior is up as much as a couple of feet right now. Most of us think that’s great to see, considering the fresh water importance of the Great Lakes. By the way, even in the spring, which brings the largest tidal movements in the Great Lakes, the maximum difference is no more than two inches in height. With wind and waves you really can’t tell the difference between high and low tide here.