Sunday at Park Point

Up in Duluth we are not used to hot weather. Heat advisories were issued today at the temps got up into the high 90’s and the heat index into the triple digits.

Many people were at Park Point, the world’s longest fresh water sandbar– 7 miles long. The water is cold. I took my dog down to the beach and put him in the water, he swam a little bit, but not too much. I wondered if the cold water bothered his arthritis. I’m guessing that the temp of the water is in the 60’s. Now, at 10 p.m. we are having a thunder storm. There is a heat advisory out for tomorrow too.

(The Polsteam is still at anchor. It’s at the left of the photo.)

Here is a Youtube I took of the dog yesterday, when the window was creating whitecaps. There was no wind today.

Doggie at the beach

Stained glass window

Duluthian Ann Weston designed this Tiffany window of Minnehaha, commissioned by the St. Louis County Women’s Auxilliary (predecessor of the St. Louis County Historical Society) to represent Duluth and St. Louis County in the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. It is now at the Duluth Depot.

The Hjørdis, a schooner in Grand Marais

I am taking a writing workshop in Grand Marais, which is about 110 miles northeast of Duluth on Highway 61.

This 50-foot schooner, the Hjørdis, sails out of North House Folk School on the harbor. Grand Marais is a quaint little town with a lot of artists, galleries and  the North House Folk School and the Art Colony.

A person can not let summer go by without getting just slightly outside of Duluth to each the beauty of the land, water and woods.

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