Just popping in from the motel to share a bit about the day. The weather here on the lake is volitile and changing quickly as is the way on Lake Superior. The air temperature inland was pushing 85f while near the water the air temp was in the upper 60s at the symposium grounds and barely above 60f on the north coast. That meant that throughout the day black clouds would gather steam over land, only to stall and blow out over the lake.
Mary and I paddled north of Washburn today and enjoyed finding more caves and interesting formations we had never seen before. While on the water a storm blew in and chased us onto a beach for about a half hour. With a rain wall slowly moving away out on the lake we got back out on the water and paddled back to Thompson’s Park.
By afternoon we the sun and heat were again building and we decided to take a jaunt up to the mainland sea caves. Just before we turned to the parking area I could see a small bank of fog ahead. It was nothing compared to what we found on the water. At the landing the lake was totally engolfed in a heavy dark fog. The air temperature had fallen to just 60f. We decided not to go out to the caves in those conditions and headed back. By the time we returned to the main highway only a mile away, it was again hot and sunny. The weather here is simply crazy.
As for the symposium today, it was tour day. Meaning everyone was out navigating the fog. Classes start in the morning.