Lake Superior, July, 2013

I attended Bryan Hansel’s 3-day kayaking/photography workshop in July.  The workshop was based in Grand Marais on Lake Superior although I stayed further north at Naniboujou Lodge, close to the Canadian border. Bryan got us up early and kept us out late and the weather cooperated.  A thunderstorm of biblical proportions rolled through the day before the workshop, dumping up to 7″ of rain along the North Shore, so the lake was a little muddy from all the runoff, but the atmospheric after-effects were fantastic.

Grand Marais, MN

Grand Marais, MN

A "fogbow" from Naniboujou Beach at the mouth of the Brule River.

A “fogbow” from Naniboujou Beach at the mouth of the Brule River.

Lake Superior at Grand Marais, MN, 7/17/2013.

Lake Superior, gull island near Paradise Beach, 7/21/2013.

Lake Superior, gull island near Paradise Beach, 7/21/2013.

MAT2191 MAT2258 MAT2272 Paradise Beach 7/21/2013 MAT2323 Full moon over Lake Superior, Naniboujou Beach, 7/21/2013. Lake Superior, full moon

Naniboujou Lodge breakfast.

Naniboujou Lodge breakfast.

MAT6338 Wildflower, Pigeon Bay, Lake Superior North Shore, Minnesota, 7/20/2013.

Bryan Hansel on the Pigeon River in northern Minnesota, 7/20/2013. The Pigeon River

Lake Superior off Paradise Beach.

Lake Superior off Paradise Beach.

Bryan Hansel, Pigeon Bay/Lake Superior, 7/20/2013.

Bryan Hansel, Pigeon Bay/Lake Superior, 7/20/2013.