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August 20, 2020

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What a weird day...started off warm and tropical, so we decided to bag the kayaking and head to Madeline Island via the ferry. Unfortunately, the weather was somewhat uncooperative and decided that lighting, thunder and rain would be a good way to start our adventure. We huddled in the Sprinter at the Bayfield Boat Launch until 9:30 and then hustled over to the ferry just as the rain started back up. It was a drizzled bunch of passengers sitting on the Upper deck as the dogs would take up too much space in the covered passenger cabin down below. Sera was able to bound up and down the open staircase without problem. Bodie was carried down the stairs cause they were too steep for his little body. The rain turned back to drizzle as we neared Madeline Island. We walked over to the Casper Trail and followed it to Middle Road. We decided a walk back down Middle road would be dreary and dangerous, so we hiked back to the the trailhead and wandered through LaPointe. It had some interesting shops, but nothing that snagged our interest so we hopped the ferry back to Bayfield and called our adventure a learning experience. We stopped by Andy's IGA for some bread, milk and beer....all the essentials and then headed for Siskiwit Lake Campground. We had been hungering for pizza and seen some good reviews for a local restaurant so we ordered for takeout. I think the reviews were from family members because it looked awful...like cheese surrounded by tomato soup, and the taste lived up to its first impression. We ate enough to sustain, and pitched the rest. There was a bunch of wood at the campground so Eric decided to get his Fire-starter merit badge and made a beauty, although there was a bit of cursing associated with wet wood and such. Sera accompanied me to get cleaned up down at the lake. She had a great time and I ended up almost as dirty as I was before my "shower". To make matters more complicated, the neighborhood dogs kept invading at the most inconvenient time, I spilled an entire glass of wine, we got tormented by flies and noseeums until we were forced to take refuge in our van with some tired pups. Like I said, it was a weird day, full of promise one moment and then tattered disappointment the next.

Posted by LifeWithMurphy 07:10 Archived in USA

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