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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore — Munising, MI

On Tuesday we took a 2-1/2 hour boat tour of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. If you have your maps handy, that’s a ride along the shore from Munising almost up to Grand Marais, MI.

When we arrived at the Munising dock where the ride starts, the passenger line was really really long, and we were pretty near the end of it. My thought: no window seats.

But as people climbed onto the boat, I noticed that most of them were going up to the seats on the open boat roof. Eureka!

There was NO way we wanted to ride in the hot sun for 2.5 hours, so when it came our turn to board, we went for the below deck seats. Bingo — we landed window seats! However, the seats were on the left (port) side of the boat, and all the Painted Rocks would be passing by on the right (starboard) side. C’est la vie. Nevertheless, the boat captain assured us that on the way back the left side folks would see the same sights. (He neglected to mention that we’d be returning at Warp 9 speed.)

Regardless, the weather was perfect and the tour was grand. Here are some photos . . .

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