We sailed past Julien bay and
around Presque Island into Presque Bay. This bay has a very nice
protected harbor built up from huge granite rocks holding up a
cement and wood dock. There were some rangers sitting on the bock
and eating lunch. Within another half an hour another NPS boat
came in carrying another ranger with a load of lumber and a riding
lawn mower. It was funny to see the little boat come into the harbor
with a lawn mower strapped on the back of it.
It started clouding up
a little bit but was still pretty nice and warm outside. We brought the
grill to shore and cooked a big lunch and listened to Rush Limbough
on the radio. After lunch we each took a nap for a while - who knows
how long since neither of have been looking at a watch very much for
the whole time we've been up here.
After the nap Dad went exploring
on the island and I stayed on the boat to study. He came back from
Julien bay and we took another hike down Anderson trail past some
really nice campsites on Stockton. The trail circled a marsh and
then took us back to the far end of Julien bay right on the sandy
beach we had seen earlier in the day.
We saw this really weird tree that
I had to stop and get a picture with, and we also got to walk over a swamp
on a crazy catwalk that went up and down a foot with each successive
While the beach looked great as we sailed past it
earlier, it was even more impressive
from shore. It was wide and smooth and it seemed like it stretched
out forever as we walked the entire distance in the soft sand.
Reaching the end of the beach the sun was starting to set so we took
the trail Dad had had been on earlier in the day back to the boat just in time
to catch the sunset. Dad went below and I brought stuff to shore
to cook some soup and make more coffee and hot chocolate. This is
unusually late for us at 11:30 so we better hit the sack so we can
get in a good day of sailing and exploring tomorrow.