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Bayfield County

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    • Day6

      Day 2 We Learn About Madeline Island

      July 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      We learned so much about the early inhabitants of this beautiful island at the museum. We liked the State Park, but were completely charmed by the lagoon at Big Bay Town Park. Capped off the evening with smores at sunset. And Ian found a really big toad who made it clear he did NOT have his sights set on domestication. So he returned to his log after a couple exciting hours in Ian's care.Read more

    • Day273

      Hriberniks!

      August 13, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

      We decided to chance a FC/FS spot on a Friday afternoon. Never a good idea. The first two cg’s in Ashland were full. So was the one we checked in Washburn, WI BUT they had a cheap overflow camping area with awesome views. Old friends on their way to Isle Royal NP stopped in for a random visit. So much fun to see old friends in this small town on the coast of Lake Superior. In the morning, we enjoyed the lake, took a bike ride to the other FCFS campground to check it out, and did some outdoor strength training, & filled up on fancy outdoor water (artesian well) in our CG. I realized that checking out CGs is my thing. I think it’s b/c I do so much research and reading of reviews. I want to scope out other CGs to make sure I made the right choice. 😂 In this case, all the FCFS CGs in Ashland or Washburn are terrific choices. Oh, I almost forgot the BEST PART which is we saw Santa! Maddie sweetly asked him if he was Santa on vacation. He chuckled and said why yes I am. Have you been good this year? ❤️💚❤️💚Read more

    • Day26

      Day 26

      July 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Got up to a hot muggy day (by our standards) in Sudbury. Served blueberry bagels & gallons of coffee by Claire. Two women discussed life and distilled it down to the fact that it could be much easier if everyone just listened to them!Started out at 1:00 PM. Late even by our standards!
      Traveled west to Sault Ste Marie & crossed the bridgge into Michigan. Border guard was impressed with LFL's comprehensive list of potential items to declare, but decided to ask us instead!
      Started west on route 28 hoping to stop in Marquette, Mi for the night. Didn't realize every hotel/motel on south shore booked up solid for July 4th weekend! Kept heading west stopping at every blink town, but no vacancies until found a Ma & Pa motel in Ironwood Mi. They took pity on us and we got the last room at 1:00 AM!

      906 kms (a new record!)
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    • Day21

      Wash day in Washburn, Wis

      June 11, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 50 °F

      Woke up to a gray, foggy morning as opposed to the crystal blue skies we had yesterday. We had only been able to get one night's stay at the campground so had to pack up and move up to the site we found for the next two nights. We were sorry to go, this campground was nice, great staff, nicely wooded and just outside of Bayfield.
      Once we were on the road up the highway the rain let loose. Just came slamming down. But only for only 10 minutes or so, and then just a more steady drizzle. By the time we got to our new site it had stopped. But because of the weather, and gambling on a better day tomorrow, we bailed on plans to take the ferry to Madeline Island and decided we really needed to get some laundry done.
      New site is at a casino, and while the sites are just pedestals in the grass, our site is right on lake superior, no trees to even impede the view! Instead of backing in, we drove straight in so we would have the view on our big front picture window. Grabbed our laundry and headed back south past Bayfield to Washburn to get it done.
      Washburn is one of the few towns with a laundry, all Electrlux machines, but it was the most expensive wash day ever. 3 big loads, we had linens, we had spent just over $20! Usually we spend about $10. Ouch!
      Stopped at Cocos for lunch, an artisan bakery, yum. Double decker grilled ham and Wisconsin cheddar on wheat, yum, yum! Picked up a pastie and bacon cheddar Mac and cheese for dinner, oh, and dessert rhubarb bread pudding for Tom and a lemon bar for me, yum, yum, yum!
      Drove thru some orchards and took a brief walk at Beaver Hollow, hoping to see some wildlife. So many mosquitos that I hated to even stop to take a picture. Just kept walking and flailing my arms so they wouldn't land. Hopped in the jeep with at least a dozen joining us....
      Back to the RV and just enjoyed our view of the lake. We are parked in a channel around an island so we see sail boats, fishing boats, ferries, kayaks and paddleboards... and of course lots of geese with their flock of goslings. Darling!
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      Traveler

      Look at you in long sleeves & a vest! It’s not even noon here & I’m already warm! 😛 Enjoy the cool, if not the mosquitoes!!

      6/13/21Reply
      Traveler

      how do you find all these great places to eat?

      6/20/21Reply
       
    • Day5

      First Full Day on Madeline Island

      July 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Rustic surrounds, mega leech in our backyard, riding bikes to Grant's Point (a nearly private beach on Lake Superior), and a rivoting story-telling sesh on the back porch.

    • Day20

      75 degrees in Bayfield, Wisconsin

      June 10, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      Drove pretty much due north on the interstate today, so travel distance and time was brisk. Back on county highway as we got further north, AND the weather started cooling off. When we got to Bayfield it was a refreshing 75 degrees with a light, cool breeze. Perfect! Spent a little bit of time solving housing, because this area is very popular...but we do have housing for the next 3 nights.
      This is a darling costal lake town and there is tons to do here. Kayaking is one of the biggies because they have an abundance of sea caves. Sailing, hiking, biking, paddleboards, mopeds, island hopping, shopping and eating to name a few.
      We had lunch out by the marina, enjoying the whitefish that is common in the great lakes. Delicious, tender and mild. Then just spent the afternoon making arrangements for some planned activities the next couple of days and just walking the downtown area visiting their marine museum and window shopping. Beautiful day to be outside!
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      Traveler

      What a gorgeous spot! We’ve been baking here, too, not typical for June for sure. 🥵

      6/12/21Reply
       
    • Day22

      Apostles Islands Cruise

      June 12, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

      Got up and going this morning for the Apostles Islands cruise. It was a beautiful weather day, blue skies, warm sun, and a great steady little breeze. We were in line by 9 to get seats we wanted, so that meant we were first in line. Coffee shop close by, so we could tag team waiting. Boat boarded at 9:45 and we got seats on the back deck which seemed good at the time, but by the end of the cruise you begin to notice the diesel engine smell. Not bad, just a little noticeable.
      But because we were first in line we were rewarded with this nice little photo book of the islands, so it was worth the hour wait, at least I think so!
      Great cruise, great narrator, couple of cheesy jokes, but nice view, and history, of the islands. Only draw back is that I had expected to see more of the "ice caves", like you see in the photo of lighthouse. Mostly you see slightly carved, low cliffs that are heavily wooded. Saw several eagles, and one large eagle nest. And we saw two lighthouses (out of 8 total) and one fish camp. Several of the islands are accessible in the winter with ice roads... lots of fishing activities.
      Back to Bayfield about noon or so, had a great lunch in a little bistro, more whitefish for us. And then we got to walk the area because they were having their garden tour that day. We didn't do the whole thing but hit about a half dozen homes, inns, or B&Bs that keep up their gardens. Just a nice way to end the day with such beautiful weather.
      Finished the day with a great shower... because of Covid, you get the whole room (2 showers, 3 toilet stalls) to yourself. You just have to sign up for a 30 min. time slot. Spent the evening watching the lake traffic with the binoculars!
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      Traveler

      What a great day! The weather looks perfect 😊 A little envious here in warm Fresno!

      6/13/21Reply
      Traveler

      Linley beat me too it - great day and really I would think the garden tour would be wonderful with all the rain and greenery. looks like well have to get there someday....beautiful!

      6/20/21Reply
       

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Bayfield County, مقاطعة بايفيلد, Бейфийлд, বেফিল্ড কাউন্টি, Kantono Bayfield, Condado de Bayfield, Bayfield konderria, شهرستان بیفیلد، ویسکانسین, Bayfieldin piirikunta, Comté de Bayfield, Bayfield megye, Contea di Bayfield, ベイフィールド郡, Bayfield Comitatus, Bayfield Kūn, Hrabstwo Bayfield, Comitatul Bayfield, Бейфилд, Округ Бајфилд, Бейфілд, بےفیلڈ کاؤنٹی، وسکونسن, Quận Bayfield, Condado han Bayfield, 貝菲縣

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