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Lower Ore Dock Marquette Michigan

Lower Ore Dock Marquette Michigan

Lower Ore Dock Marquette Michigan

The lower ore dock in Marquette Michigan is a good place to stand during the early eve. A pastel coloring consumes the sky for an area that is most certainly a sunrise location over Lake Superior.

Where Are We Going to Stay Tonight?
We didn’t have a planned place to stay for the night.  As we drove into the City of Marquette we were both hungry and decided to start our search for a place to stay for the night.

It already had been a full day of driving & exploring visited Canyon Falls,  The Yoopers Tourist Trap and Presque Isle Park.

This Area Looks Rather Nice

Marquette, Michigan

A Room With a Wonderful View
We ended up staying in Marquette for the night because we wanted to treat ourselves and stay at this fancy hotel on the water. The area looked like the perfect place to set up shop for some photos.

A top floor room with a beautiful view

We previewed the rooms and decided to rent the room that had an exceptional view overlooking Lake Superior and the dock area. 

Exceptional view overlooking Lake Superior

We paid and were all excited to come back after eating dinner so we would set up the GoPro for a time lapse. It would be a little treat and offset the sting of the overpriced room.

A Walk Downtown
The motel was handy, we could walk downtown without having to move the car and search for a place to eat.  We passed Donkers along the way and it caught my daughter’s eye.  I said ok, we can stop after dinner.

Donkers Marquette, Michigan - It's a shop with artisan chocolates & caramels, plus sandwiches and ice cream.  The booths have initials, names and messages carved into them dating back over 30 years it appears.

It’s a shop with artisan chocolates & caramels, plus sandwiches and ice cream.  The booths have initials, names and messages carved into them dating back over 30 years it appears.

Donkers Marquette, Michigan - It's a shop with artisan chocolates & caramels, plus sandwiches and ice cream.  The booths have initials, names and messages carved into them dating back over 30 years it appears.

We did stop after dinner. Can you guess what we had?

Donkers - It's a shop with artisan chocolates & caramels, plus sandwiches and ice cream.  The booths have initials carved into them dating back over 30 years it appears.

It was getting a little later than I was hoping for, so we headed back to grab our gear from the car and set up for sunset.


Oh, Wait YOU Paid for That Room? Sure Enough….Sorry!

Didn’t happen, while we were gone they gave our paid room to another couple.  Imagine our surprise opening up the room door only to find someone else’s stuff everywhere.

 

Chocolay River Brewery - The beer was good. Still bummed about the room.

 

They did comp a small portion of our stay and gave us a bottle of wine for the night and that large jug of beer pictured above from Chocolay River Brewery. I was supposed to return the bottle after drinking it that night. Being a rebel I didn’t return the bottle.  I decided to bring it home for my husband to enjoy. In my snarky voice … (Because, you don’t always get what you want.  Riiiiiight?)  My husband was happy and said the beer was good at least.  I’m still sorta bummed about not getting the room I paid for, it but it is what it is. Coulda, shoulda, but didn’t.




 

Does this stuff happen to other people ALL the time, too?  Drives me crazy.  I’d like to think I’m not the only one that has this bad luck. I’m always stuck in the I think I’m doing THIS category and then the universe has other plans and yanks the rug out from beneath me.  At this point I was just thankful that we didn’t bring all of our gear in before dinner.

New Plan
Let’s take a walk from the motel all along the water and see what we can see.

Abstract Fire Tower Bell

I took an abstract picture of the fire tower bell, watched some teenage kids at the docks trespass and jump off the Coast Guard boat… repeatedly! Strolled along the old buildings in the area capturing the small details and sat on a small section of beach area.

Heading Back to the Dock Area
We arrived back at the lower ore dock Marquette Michigan in time for sunset, in a location that is a sunrise location.  That wasn’t the concern though.  I needed the darkness to drag the shutter a bit because cloud cover just wasn’t working in my favor.

We arrived back at the dock area in time for sunset, in a location that is a sunrise location.  That wasn't the concern though.  I needed the darkness to drag the shutter a bit because cloud cover just wasn't working in my favor.

 

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Capturing the Last Glow

Last Glow Of The Day At The Pier

Fine Art Prints & Gifts

For this image, it was the very last glow of the day. I didn’t need the dragging of the shutter at all, Lake Superior put on her own show. The old wooden dock made for an exceptional place to stop and enjoy Mother Nature’s wonderful end of the day fireworks.

 

Earlier today we visited Canyon Falls,  The Yoopers Tourist Trap and Presque Isle Park. Tomorrow, we are heading to photograph the Big Red Lighthouse in the morning and then onward to hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. (Another post I need to write)

I’m working o hooking up the posts in the manner in which we took the trip as requested —> just like the OLD site 🙂  This message will self-destruct when the mission is complete. Soon.  lol

Enjoy the day!

 

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