Pictured Rocks are 200 foot sandstone cliffs that have been mineral stained over the years by iron, calcium and copper. They are also being eroded away by the 30 foot waves that crash over them and carve out sea caves.
Lake Superior is the largest (400 miles across and 160 miles top to bottom) of the Great Lakes and the deepest. The water is so clear you can see the bottom in places. It started out quite nice and a bit warm, but before long sweatshirts won out as the air became so much cooler the further away from shore we were.
The arch below has been carved through the centuries as have the sea caves.
This is Indian Head point and this arch used to have room for a small boat to travel under it until it’s collapse a decade or so ago.
See how perfect the break is on that huge rock? Makes you realize how soft and breakable these sandstone rocks must be.
The 2 pictures above and the 2 below are of Chapel Cove. They leave you a bit awestruck as you see the many layers upon layers of sandstone. The captain took the boat all the way into the cove so we could get a better perspective and closer view.
Notice the tree growing on top of that pile of rocks. If you look closely, you’ll see the roots actually drape across to the land!
Notice how clear the water is. You can see the previous remnants that have fallen from the cliffs above in the water below. It is quite shallow at points.