I’ve grown very fond of the Big Lake they call Lake Superior since moving to this area in 2001. It became a constant friend during 14 years of commuting to my previous job. I got to see it daily in all it’s moods during all four seasons. I saw it from a great vantage point. From the hillsides of Duluth overlooking the lake as I rode Skyline Parkway. I don’t always see it everyday now. Although I can technically see it on the horizon five miles to the east from my front porch. My house is perched about 200 feet in elevation higher than the lake itself. Today I was feeling the need to see it up close. So I did a 20 mile round trip up the shore of Lake Superior, through town out to Kitchi Gammi Park on the eastern end of town.
My route today: //ridewithgps.com/trips/8219561/embed
It’s an awe inspiring view I never get tired of.
I checked out your ridewithgps route. 800 feet of climbing on this ride puts my ride to shame. I rode to the highest spot in the city at 114 feet. Sea level is the bees knees for us old bike riders.
Never mind. I just noticed that your low point is 600 ft. So we climb about the same. The difference is that my low point is 0 ft.
Indeed, there is something special about a water view. Even my little local lake is abundantly pleasant. That spot there in your photo, maybe on one of those large semi-level rocks, looks like a great spot for coffee brew up.
I love the endless water of the Great Lakes, it is so easy to lose track of time while looking out to the horizon.