This is the view from my window. Every day (well most days) I stick my camera out the window on the ledge and take a picture of the Michipicoten River as it flows into Lake Superior. I started in May before there were even leaves on the trees so you can see the foilage grow as well as the sand spit change shape over the course of the season. I hope to continue right up until November so I’ll be adding another post at the end of the season.
We don’t have an official opening day. We just plug away, getting stuff ready for the season while more and more staff trickle in. Since we’ve already had one group out on a 4 day trip on Lake Superior and have also ran our first Sea Kayak Level I Paddle Canada Skills course, had a handful of people stay at the lodge plus shuttled some folks up to the Dog River so they could paddle back. I’d say we are officially open for business.
The paddle shop/office has got a fresh coat of paint and most of our gear is back on the shelves. We’ll send some folks down the Agawa River later this month, host a Wilderness Medical Associates advanced first aid course and start our Sea kayak Level II skills course before the month is out.
So far it looks like an average busy summer- not bad considering the down turn in economy everyone keeps speaking of.
So we still have a wee bit of snow kicking around but there are a few things happening here at Rock Island that indicate that spring is here. One sign is that crocuses are beginning to peep up through the ground.
The second is the irises coming up out of the gardens.
The third is that we have a raven’s nest in our boathouse. You can’t see the babies in the photograph but there must be at least 2 based on the amount of squawking I could hear.
Earlier last fall, Naturally Superior Adventures was chosen as one of the top 10 paddling companies in the world by National Geographic Magazine (read about it). This week we won the Wawa Wow! Tourism Pinnacle award. This award recognizes a business, organization or person that has made an outstanding contribution to the growth of Wawa’s tourism industry. The candidate has been innovative in developing a product or experience, promoting Wawa, providing employment and exhibiting excellent customer service.
We’re not really sure if there is anywhere else to go from here.
Read all the nice things Lori Johnson had to say about us.