Category Archive: lighthouses

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a small island in Lake Huron famous for its 19th and early 20th century quaint architecture and its exclusive use of horses for transportation that is due to a ban… Continue reading

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Michilimackinac State Park, and the Mackinac Bridge

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is gorgeous. The castle-like appearance of the 1890 Norman Revival-style lighthouse tower combined with its setting overlooking the blue and turquoise waters of the Straits of Mackinac and the… Continue reading

Roundup of Travels Through Michigan: Detroit, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lighthouses, a Hike, and Random Exploring of the Lake Michigan Coast

Tom and I had stopped in the Detroit area to visit his brother and his family, and after the visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts we visited the massive Eastern Market and… Continue reading

Ocean Springs and Biloxi, Mississippi

After a few weeks in Florida I traveled west to visit a couple people in New Mexico and El Paso but on my way I stopped on recommendation in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and… Continue reading

Northern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

After crossing Cape Breton Island from west to east I detoured out of the national park again, this time in order to travel as far north as I could go. As I made… Continue reading

Cheticamp Island, Enragee Point Lighthouse, and Scenic Cows

Approaching Cape Breton National Park I passed the beautiful Cheticamp Harbour and immediately detoured to follow a road that crossed the breakwater to Cheticamp Island. The island turned out to be stunning, and… Continue reading

Miscellaneous Mainland Nova Scotia Photos

I make frequent stops when I’m traveling that aren’t necessarily interesting enough to warrant a whole blog post but I do end up taking photos of many of these places nonetheless. Below are… Continue reading

Western Light and the Coastal Trail, Brier Island Nature Preserve

On the opposite side of the island is Western Light(house), an octagonal tower marking the official entrance to the Bay of Fundy. Located four miles out of town and on a dirt road,… Continue reading

Seals! A Walk on the Brier Island Coastal Trail Past Grand Passage Lightstation

After my whale watching excursion I headed a couple miles out to the Grand Passage Lightstation on the northern side of the island. I had planned on hiking this stretch of the Coastal… Continue reading

Balanced Rock, More Lighthouses, and Views of Long Island and Brier Island, Nova Scotia. And Apple Cider Slushies.

As I mentioned in my last post, this strip of land was formed by a Triassic-age volcanic range that slowly erupted along fissures. As the thick lava that oozed from these cracks cooled… Continue reading