Raspberry Island is one of my favorite Apostle Islands to visit. Most people visit via the tour boats from Bayfield. We have the advantage to sail in at our own pace and hike across the island.
The wind was building a bit from the North so we weren’t able to anchor in our usual spot in the bay. We decided to move to the west of the sandbar and dropped anchor. Must have looked like a good plan, by the time we returned from the hike there were three more boats by the sand spit.
It took two trips to get all four of us plus the dog to shore in our dinghy, but it was easy to find the well-marked trail that leads across the island to the Lighthouse. I had forgotten how hilly the trail is (note to self, need to work out next week).
This was the first visit for Mike and Dana to the island, an added bonus was to share the trip with Bosch- their new Shiba Ina puppy who was on his first hike!
The slide show includes some highlights of the day at the Raspberry lighthouse.
We have had a great summer and will be sharing more pictures from our sailing trips on Lake Superior.