During the week Diana and I were in Bayfield, Wisconsin, we took a boat tour around the Apostle Islands. There are 21 islands in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Here’s a view of Bayfield from the water.
One of the first islands we passed was Basswood Island. This large block of sandstone lies off the north end of the island and is named Honeymoon Rock. I did a lot of searching but still haven’t found how it got that name.
Devil’s Island is the northernmost point of land in Wisconsin. Its shores are lined with beautiful sea caves. Over the years, the sandstone of the island has been carved by the waves and ice of the lake
One of the most famous lighthouses on the islands is this one on Raspberry Island. It was the second light station built in the islands and began operating in 1864. The main building provided living quarters for two light keepers and their families; one on each side of the light tower.
There was a lot of haze in the sky the day of the boat trip, perhaps from fires burning in Canada or in the western U.S. The boat trip ended around sunset so the hazy sky turned the sun into a brilliant orange ball. I liked the way it reflected off the wake of the boat.