By: Beau Bruneau, Relocation Director
Growing up in Minnesota you come to appreciate the MANY amazing things this wonderful state has to offer. Being from a family that surrounds itself with water, the thing I love the most is Lake Superior. This spectacular body of fresh water, the largest in the world, offers a wide variety of activities. From world class fishing to legendary rock climbing, there’s something for everyone. One of the most popular activities isn’t even much of an activity at all, taking in the views.
Now my passion lies in sailing, let me take you there…
From one of the dozens of great marinas that speckle the shores of Lake Superior you head out into the great mass of crystal clear blue water. You throw up the sails and aimlessly cruise from rock formation to island and from island to rock formation. The great winds of Superior push and pull you from one great scene to another. Seagull’s chirp as they float long side in the water as well as through the air. After hours of breath taking views you need a little fuel to keep the sightseeing going, so you drop anchor in one of the many exquisite harbors and BBQ some dinner. As you watch the anchor drop to the sugary sands below, you realize life doesn’t get much better than this. At this point, you lift your head to realize you missed the expansive beach bookend by rocky bluffs and realize it just got better! As night falls you watch the sun drop below the wispy pine forests this area is known for and take in the stellar sunset as it unveils. When this spectacle ends you turn to the east and watch the giant moon rise over the blue expanse that Superior is. As night creeps in the most amazing light show begins. The stars light up the night from picture edge to picture edge, creating a beautiful work of art. The Milky Way right over head splits the sky as to create two separate panes of weathered glass, truly a sight to see. After an oppressive day of taking in some of the world’s most exquisite views, you’re exhausted and it’s time for some much needed rest. You head below, crawl into your bunk and let the lapping of the waves gently rock you to sleep. A good night’s rest is needed, for another day of breathtaking marvels lie ahead.