Friday, August 31, 2012

Rock Island Revisited

I'm back from my third excursion to Rock Island State Park (WI) with my younger daughter. Included here are just some of the many photos from our trip. We had rain (Sunday) all the way up to when we took the passenger ferry from the Washington Island to Rock Island. There was also a car ferry from the tip of Door County over to Washington Island. Prior to any ferry activity, we explored The Ridges Sanctuary ( just north of Bailey's Harbor on the east shore of Door County. This 1600 acre preserve is unbelievable and while we were deterred ultimately by a downpour, we hope to come back and enjoy the trails of this special place. Once on Rock Island though, the weather was beautiful for the three nights and four days we stayed there. We will likely never tire of hiking all the trails, swimming (chilly) and looking for wildlife. We also enjoy all the shoreline bluffs, stones and scenery. My daughter was age six, ten and now twelve for these visits and is a veteran camper. Read more about the history of this island and park online. Nice to be back and the shortened week next week will be filled with Fall Plant Sale preparations.

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