Clan O’Brien scattered back across the country, with Chris, T-Rex and I heading south to Wisconsin July 15th! On the way we visited two more lighthouses!
The second lighthouse *should* be counted twice as the Grass Island Range lighthouses are twins!
Camping at Bay Shore state park tonight, really nice! And bonus – they have a laundry where I did two loads for only three dollars?!? Oh, and we added a new state to the map!
Day two: Seven Door County lighthouses captured in seven hours! All off of highway 42 (the meaning of Life, The Universe & Everything!) or highway 57 (the year of my birth!). Seemed a most fortuitous day, sunny, clear cornflower blue skies, highs in the low 70’s.
First off we followed “Lighthouses” signs and ended up at a US Coast Guard station with two lights!
Then we popped back on the road – cruising through tiny towns and rolling farmland to find Eagle Bluff!
At Cana Island Lighthouse we boarded a wooden wagon towed by a John Deere tractor to cross the water covered causeway to the island. There’s also a memorial to lost sailors at lakes edge behind the lighthouse.
Baileys Harbor Light was a challenge. The dirt road ended in a marsh and the light sat off to our right in the distance… Thanks to LighthouseFriends.com for tips on how to spot it!
Next up were the Baileys Harbor Range Lights in the Ridges Sanctuary. We almost missed them as the lower range light looked like a small faux lighthouse , but Chris flipped a U and voila!
Our final lighthouse of the day was easy peasy! The Algoma pierhead lighthouse is quite literally in your face in Algoma! At Christmas Tree Point, no less!
Now relaxing back at the camper with Copper Belts Ranchers Red wine in hand, Door county Wisconsin has been delightful!