The Lake House

Traveling up the lake, we visit another National Recreation Area: Marcus Island Campground.  It’s still winter, and any roads that are not main roads have some snow and ice left.  Within a few feet of leaving the main road, it turns downhill with a hairpin turn at the bottom.  Full of icy snow, it’s time for 4 low … and we creep until we get to a straight stretch.

The long road into the campground - looks deserted.
The long road into the campground – looks deserted.

There is not a soul here.  The island is ours!  I’ve always wanted my own island – and here it is.

All the way to the tip of the island, on the south side.
All the way to the tip of the island, on the south side.

OK … go back to the entrance and fill out the payment slip … deposit payment … look around the rest of the island … and, there is absolutely nobody around, for miles.  Perfect.

Let's see what the backyard looks like.
Let’s see what the backyard looks like.
Oops ... be careful walking in the dark, you could fall through
Oops … be careful walking in the dark, you could fall through

Yup … this is our new Lake House.  It’s getting late in the day, there is good wi-fi signal, and it’s time for a little work in our new location.  Good night.

After a great nights rest, let’s see what the morning brings.  There was a LOT of racket outside around 6am – down by the beach area beyond our Lake House.  And, oooo, it is wintery outside!  This is what the “house” looks like in the morning mist …

There it is, on the right ...
There it is, on the right …
Spooky fog ...
Spooky fog …
... but the morning sun is rising.
… but the morning sun is rising.
And the fog is moving away.
And the fog is moving away.

Maybe a little breakfast and a little work before venturing outside again.

The sun is starting to warm the house!
The sun is starting to warm the house!
The view out of the kitchen window ...
The view out of the kitchen window …

Hey … let’s go outside now that it’s warm.

Here's the same view from outside.
Here’s the same view from outside.

It looks like winter may turn into spring here.  Since we’ve got the island to ourselves, let’s investigate our new property!

Here's the edge of the backyard ...
Here’s the edge of the backyard …

Nice view.  Step on a little further to where it sounded like a convention this morning.

Ahhhh ... beachfront!
Ahhhh … beachfront!
Footprints left by our early noisy companions.
Footprints left by our early noisy companions.

Canada Geese … and they’ve flown the coop now.  I’ll bet their passports were not up to date.

Dried marshy area for a brisk stroll ...
Dried marshy area for a brisk stroll …

Click on the picture above to see the “Lake House”.  And out the front door, what do we have?

Peaceful woods ... just need a dog to walk, now.
Peaceful woods … just need a dog to walk, now.

Well, this is a nice location.  But what happens when I get tired of the beach … tired of the woods.  Then what?

How about exploring a rocky  beach area?
How about exploring a rocky beach area?

Sold, I say.  How much?  $2.50 a night?  And someone else maintains the roads?

It goes the whole length of the island
It goes the whole length of the island …
Here's a different view ... we'll move here tomorrow night.
Here’s a different view … we’ll move here tomorrow night.

Gotta love winter camping – amazing views, quiet campgrounds, and a time to really enjoy the gifts we’ve been given.

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3 thoughts on “The Lake House

  1. After looking at this blog i realize we have been there. Didn’t camp though. We were just passing through checking out camp spots. It was during the summer and it was busy. I like it at this time of the year as you’ve posted.

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