After breakfast, Dan and I decided to walk out to Artist's Point, Grand Marais's natural harbor extending out into Lake Superior. We've visited these rocks, woods, and lighthouse before, but were thrilled to return. (Despite the icy winds and drizzle, obviously.) Even though it was a damp, grey morning, we found plenty to discover. The wooded area:
Areas of the woods were nearly completely covered with lichen, which gave a frosty, almost errie feel to the place.
Rocks and waves:
Check out the clouds, mist, and fog in the distance:
Finding rock "sculptures," for lack of a better thing to call them, in the wilderness around the North Shore is quite common. I understand that it is either a Cree or Inuit tradition, building these -- they confuse and distract caribou, which make them easier to hunt. Dan wasn't planning on hunting any caribou, but he tried his hand at constructing a rock sculpture.
And then he used more rocks to make a face, described as unintentionally "like a John Lennon album cover."
This sculpture was, by far, the coolest one we'd found that morning, however.
Although we wanted to revisit the lighthouse, we decided to head inland instead -- the wind was SO cold and strong, and it had started to rain harder. We needed to thaw out!