Pictured Rock Cruise

This past Memorial Day weekend found us on the quaint and bucolic Mackinac island, MI. Couple of years ago (on Labour Day weekend) we had been on the island with the intention of going on the Pictured Rock Cruise in Munising, MI. However, due to some unfortunate turn of events (or should I say due to some unfortunate and incorrect turns shown to us by our GPS) we missed the cruise.

This time we can prepared with the maps and made sure that we got to do the cruise. The cruise over Lake Superior is simply breathtaking and the artwork, hewn by the elements over millions of years, is spectacular.

The odds were not entirely in our favour though. Weatherman had predicted a downpour during the entire two hours of our cruise. So carrying my camera was out of question. Wifey’s iPhone 7 Plus (water resistant and all) was then the only viable camera option.

During the first half of our cruise we journeyed under a cerulean sky with the sun smiling brightly on us. However, as soon as we turned and were on our return journey Mr. Captain (of the boat) announced that we were about to go right through the middle of the storm (lightning and all!). And indeed we were greeted by a hearty squall on our way back.

Nonetheless, we had accomplished what we came for, so no complaints there. Presented below are some of the photographs from that memorable cruise.

Miners Castle iPhone 7 Plus

Miners Castle
iPhone 7 Plus

Flower vase iPhone 7 Plus

Flower vase
iPhone 7 Plus

Kayaking iPhone 7 Plus

Kayaking
iPhone 7 Plus

Ashore...almost iPhone 7 Plus

Ashore…almost
iPhone 7 Plus

Wifey and Me iPhone 7 Plus

Wifey and Me
iPhone 7 Plus

Calling it a day iPhone 7 Plus

Calling it a day
iPhone 7 Plus

Looking Across Maumee

Last evening I got a chance to be over the Maumee river at sunset and luckily I had my camera over my person. So here is the proof that I was there. 🙂

The blue and white vessel at the pier in the foreground is the Sandpiper which is a passenger vessel which has been plying over the Maumee since 1984.

Adorning the middle ground is the Cherry Street Bridge (officially called Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge). Built in 1914 it is actually a draw bridge; the blue part of the bridge, in the middle left of the photograph, opens up to allow big vessels to pass through.

And finally standing tall (pun intended) in the background is the cable-stayed Veterans’ Glass City Skyway.

Looking across Maumee Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L

Looking across Maumee
Rebel T3, Canon EF 24-105L