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Yes, this is what I came to see

Like everyone else who travels to Lake Superior seeking the view, I found it.

near Silver Creek Tunnel, Minnesota
photographed 9.25.2019

like a fish out of water

Boats. The Patient Spouse is from people who have boats. Boats are critical to their social standing, their recreational choices, their very self worth. I guess – I actually don’t know, because I come from the No Boat People, the group that thinks it’s hilarious to tell that old joke about the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life*, over and over and over.

But anyway, there’s no denying the Patient Spouse’s attraction to boats, which is how we found this enclave of out-of-water vessels. But you know that I was really looking at the clouds, and that the boats were just a convenient thing to have in the front of the image…

Silver Bay, Minnesota
photographed 9.26.2019

*The day they buy it, and the day they sell it. Hilarious, right?

Submerged in clear water

The water was clear. And cold. But mostly clear, since I didn’t get and the temperature really didn’t matter. (See? I made it all about me, which is sort of selfish, now that I think about it.)

Brighton Beach
near Duluth, Minnesota
photographed 9.24.2019

Fishless and done for the day

This guy was done for the day, turning his back on the lake and on the fish who’d already ignored him for hours.

Lake Superior
French River, Minnesota
photographed 9.24.2019

Catch of the Day

The Minnesotans where we stayed told us many times that the lake was unusually smooth, so I guess it was. But I guess these fishermen (fisherpersons?) were happy about it.

(Also, that skinny strip of land in the background is Wisconsin. I knew you were wondering.)

Lake Superior – Brighton Beach
near Duluth, Minnesota
photographed 9.24.2019

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