Apostle Islands – Part 2
Months back I wrote about a portion of our trip to Apostle Islands and I am finally getting around to writing a bit more about it. Truly the highlight of the trip was just spending time with my family, but next in line was kayaking the sea caves. I was really hoping we were going to be able to do this, but wasn’t quite sure how it was going to work with baby Jonas. He’s a small man child now, but back then I was still paranoid because he was nursing quite often and we hadn’t started him on food yet. Of course I had some pumped milk, but ya know…that’s never as good as the read deal. I get a lot of anxiety leaving my babies, not my toddler so much because she can communicate and there are ways to appease her need be, but with babies it’s trickier. And to top it off I also feel bad for the person watching him because I don’t want them to be miserable if he’s having a hard time. Lets just say there’s a lot of worry that goes around.
Thankfully my wonderful parents encouraged us to go and graciously watched the kids. We decided upon the 1/2 day trip and we really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. Lake Superior was calm and looked like glass. Apparently this is not typical and the normally it can be quite wavy. For the first hour the tour guides went over all the safety features in kayaking like how to turn, backup etc. but I have to admit I am the worse at focusing! CJ and I have kayaked quite a bit already and even after the overview I completely forget everything they said. Thankfully we just use our intuition and we get things done and always make it work when required to ride tandem (we prefer the single kayak :))
The sea caves are insanely neat and I highly recommend all of my WI family and friends to do this! But what I got out of this day the most was just doing something new and fun with my siblings. We rarely do things without the kids and it was such a good time! It’s a completely different dynamic when you aren’t chasing after your kiddos. So this time together I will always appreciate!
Here are some photos my brother took if you care to see:
Some of these are a little blurry, but hopefully it gives you just a taste of how beautiful these sea caves are and what a neat experience it was! And in case you wanted to see more about Apostles Islands, here’s my previous post.