Seeing the Northern Lights
Your bucket list need not be composed entirely of trips to faraway exotic locations with landscape views captured and repeated numerous times in countless publications.
The highlight of my bucket list was found right in my backyard and wasn’t even on my list prior to my recent trip to the Slate Islands.
Imagine, if you will, a unique adventure back in time, exploring past remnants and a way of life that literally guided the development of Canada. Lighthouses on the north coast of Lake Superior offer just such an experience. They tend to be on the outer edges of remote islands, accessible only by boat. These lighthouse locations offer unique experiences rarely found in a traditional adventure. The paths are not well travelled and meeting other visitors is uncommon. The night skies are dark, with no light pollution, offering stargazing and night photography at its best. In general, the lighthouse keeper’s houses and support buildings have weathered the years well and give a glimpse into the lives of the people who provided safe passage for the Great Lake ships.