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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cave Point and Whitefish State Park

 Couldn't help but take a lot of pictures of Lake Michigan and rock. The wind was blowing quite a bit on this side of the peninsula which made for some dramatic crashing waves. The water was many colors of blue.
A couple of nights ago while watching the sunset, a couple overheard us talking and suggested that we visit these two places. We always appreciate good suggestions and this was one.

The sound of the waves against the rocks were quite loud.

For the past 5 weeks, we have had spotty phone and internet service along with occasional TV. While in Fish Creek, we would go down to the beach concession area and get some pretty good internet. It was nice to sit along the beach watching the boats, kayaks and people while checking emails.

Door County has a land trust that is purchasing properties to keep as parks. There are a suprising number of properties for sale here.

Whitefish State Park is a large white sand dune with very fine sand similar to Cancun and few people on the beach.

Not many people here except, as the locals say, Newlyweds and early to beds. I have heard it said "almost deads" but prefer early to beds myself.

There are many ship wrecks in the great lakes and parts on one are on exhibit in the state park.

We enjoy looking at the dairy farms and apple orchards as we ride our bikes or drive. Mike grew up helping his grandmother in Vermont on a dairy farm. The farms are kept very tidy around here. There is very little traffic except the occasional womp, womp of the tractor or combine

After our bike ride today, we stopped by the bakery to pick up the bread we had ordered. The owner of the place was beside herself that she had sold it to someone else. She insisted that we take a loaf of day old bread at no charge. We were a little sad but thought the loaf was pretty darn good. She wouldn't let us pay for it, so we picked out a couple of other things to pay for. What can I say?

After a 23 mile bike ride thru the countryside and another bee sting, we thought about how they say (whoever "they" are), "Leave them wanting more." We would have to say that Door County has definitely done that for us. Now, we head down the road to explore in Madison, WI,


  1. So many people have been visiting Door County this year. I am sorry we missed it when we moved through this area. Oh, well, one day! I love the photos of the waves crashing...beautiful!

  2. The north shore and Door County aren't really on the way to anywhere. They are definitely out of the way. We thought we had better do it or wasn't going to happen.