Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Carolinas, Michigan 2017 Summary

In the spring of 2017 we explored the beaches of the South and North Carolina Coast. After spending mid summer at the cottage we spent late summer explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Click here for the first post of the trip

The map below marks the major places we visited. If you click on one of the blue diamond marker you will get a link to the first post for that area.

Favourite Days

While almost everyday of the trip was great and I encourage you to look at them all, these are the ones I consider the most memorable. From the size of the table there were a lot of memorable days.

If you click on the picture you will be taken the post for the day.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Cruise

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Apostle Islands Lakeshore Trail

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Sleeping Bears Dunes Hike

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Kitchi-iti-kipi Spring

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Tahquamenon Falls

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Superior and Saxon Falls

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Munising Waterfalls

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Crips Point Lighthouse

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Presque Isle River Falls

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Montreal River Falls

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Whitefish Point Lighthouse

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Ohiopyle State Park

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Cape Lookout

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Chrysler Museum of Art

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Jockey Ridge State Park

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Cape Hatteras

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Carolina Beach State Park

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Battleship North Carolina

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Ocracoke

Statistics

83 days spent in the RV since we left home (April 13 – Sep 14). We spent month and a half in the middle staying in the RV at our cottage but that doesn’t really count in the total.

Together with other years that makes 1019 days we have stayed in the RV.

8000 pictures saved (who know how many taken, at least double). It seems I posted over 2300 to the blog.

Distances

  1. No idea on how far we hiked. It was not a year for long hikes.
  2. 6000 km on the RV
  3. 4000 km on the CRV just in day trips.

Money

I didn’t keep track of the money. It was not an expensive summer as we mostly stayed in state or national park campgrounds. The two cruises at Picture Rocks and the one at Apostle Islands were the only expensive things we did, at around $50 a person.