We base camp and make daily forays into the islands and/or surrounding activities. Here are some pictures of the sea caves on the mainland and Sand Island. Note the water temp varies from place to place. Shallow sunny beaches are the warmest. Other deeper areas are COLD, 48 degrees. This Lake Superior really doesn’t warm up much.
Note that there must have been a big storm last year. Most of the camp site stairs, the visitor center at Little Sand bay, and of course these stairs at the Sand Island light house were destroyed or relocated.
The day we did the mainland caves it reached 80 degrees in the day time. The hydro-skins were a little hot so I paddled through a lot of these. Of course that was the day I had problems with water spots, and drops on the lens.
There were a lot of outfitters doing the Meyers beach to the mainland caves (1.5 miles one way) . For the most part they were outfitted well in sea kayaks, tandems, and wet suits. But later on the way back from our 8 mile paddle we passed a lot of rec kayaks, including sundolphins with paddlers shirtless and barefoot. It was a calm day.