Lake Superior Provincial Park, Part 4: Katherine Cove

Katherine Cove gets a post all to itself even though it only took us twenty minutes to walk around the entire thing; it was another favorite place from our trip around Lake Superior. The crystal clear water over the submerged rocks was incredible, but as we rounded the point we caught sight of the criss-crossing quartz intrusions in the volcanic rock and then the stunning marbled pinks and grays of the twisted, submerged gneiss. We were fortunate to be there on a sunny day with calm water since we soon discovered how unpredictable the weather and the lake conditions can be though it must be said that the photos really, really do not do the vivid beauty of the cove justice.

Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Igneous intrusion, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Igneous intrusion, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Clear waters of Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Clear waters of Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Tom and Abby walking around the point, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Tom and Abby walking around the point, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Igneous intrusions, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Igneous intrusions, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Gneiss, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Gneiss, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Gneiss, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Gneiss, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

More of the gneiss, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

More of the gneiss, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Clear waters, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Clear waters, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Another view of the incredibly clear waters, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Another view of the incredibly clear waters, Katherine Cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

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