Wednesday, August 5, 2009

LOCKS AND LOAD


We are staying in the town of St. Ignace, Michigan. Today we drove up to Sault Ste Marie, as we had heard that the locks were very interesting. I'm ashamed to admit that there seems to be a lot of info that I do not know about our great country. One of which is that Lake Superior is twenty feet higher than Lake Heron. There fore the need for the locks.






We boarded the boat an took a seat on the open top deck, but as soon as the boat started moving we moved down, it was cold. It was a very informative tour, and we really enjoyed it.



Entering the lock



Boat that made the trp with us



Now the gates will open and out we go. All this take place in less than twenty minutes. Don't know if this adventure knocks the Suez canal off my bucket list or not..... On the way home we had to check out the Castle Rock. There was also another statue of Paul Bunyon. He sure covered a lot of territtory, you see him all over this part of the country.

Back in St. Ignace we got information on Mackinac Island as we are taking turbo ferry over for the day tomorrow.


The flowers are absolutely beautiful here.

2 comments:

Joe and Sherri said...

We loved our adventure up there. The Island is the best...Sherri loves it there and I am sure we will go back...Somewhere in Time

squawmama said...

We took this trip a couple of years ago and loved it. We stayed in a campground right there at the locks... didn't do the boat ride... That looked like fun! You will love Mackinaw Island... The Grand Hotel will take you back in time and so will the whole Island... I am new to your blog... I will add you to my favorites and hope you will get time to come visit me soon.

Have Fun & Travel Safe
Donna