Sunday, October 18, 2009

Outhouse Hunting 10/17

My friend Roxanne has a hobby of photographing and documenting the outhouses around Skanee. Hunting camps, old farmhouses, vacation cottages and wayside parks all have them. We've spent many hours entertaining ourselves with treks through the woods .

The weather was a mix of anything you want... it's like that in Michigan, hour to hour, you never know what you're gonna get. The colors are past peak but there were still lots of splashes in sheltered spots.


We ended up out at the St Cyr cliffs on Lake Superior, this is where the Huron Bay begins off the big water.

This is looking out to the Keweenaw Peninsula. The mountains on the horizon are 50 miles away.

The southern shore of Lake Superior hosts many areas of rock cliffs and outcroppings created during the Glacier Age. Trees grow horizontal out over the water defying natures gravity and in spots its quite dangerous.

On the way home we took a detour down a logging road. The farther we went the softer it got until it turned into "quick mud". There was no good place to turn around, but because I picked the place to do it, I was the fall guy, Rox ( THE DRIVER, LOL) ended up alittle far to the right and we sunk to the undercarriage. We were able to walk out to a farm across the road and get a pull out of our mess. The guy who helped us had his arm in a sling so I was the one who had to climb under the front and hook up the tow rope. We were covered in mud from hair to shoes but hadn't laughed that hard in awhile. We officially called "Outhouse Hunting Seaon" over for the year.

Last week Dan and I drove over to the Aura side of the bay exploring.

We found a little hidden pond

The stream to the pond was flowing with little falls and pools formed in mossy recesses

Up the road we found this little cabin

Though small, it had a sleeping loft, full kitchen, bar and living area. What an awesome little studio it would make.

The view of the bay so tranquil.

So despite yesterdays shitty little dilemna, all is well!
Till the next time...
(PS.... I won't tell about backing over the big log in the ditch, whose fault was that, hee-hee!)


sparkle jars said...

That was so much fun! Please take us on another outing soon!!! :-)

Allison Ann Aller said...

Jane, I'm so glad you are back...!!!

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Momma Bear said...

Oh Jane, what a wonderful adventure! I hope you guy's laughed until you cried!)
And how pretty is the little cottage.
it reminds me of my Grammies house,it was a little bigger but only just!
And I do remember a time, walking through a field not far from g-ma's, on a wet rainy afternoon the mud sucking at the ankles of my boots,
when suddenly i was up to my knees in quick mud and I had to walk home a barefoot mudmonster!
someone will find those boots one day after a hard frost and wonder,
where the heck did these come from?

Toni said...

What UP fun...great pics..Hope all is well..Toni

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a pretty exciting adventure, Jane! I am sure glad you're back and sharing them.

Threadspider said...

Writing from my small island, I can only marvel at the space and wildness Jane. Sounds like you had great fun on that adventure-and I feel like I was there too.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, I LOVE hearing about your wee OutHouse Adventures. Pretty funny. Yes, I think that wee cabin would be an awesome studio, I wonder if you could convince them of this. LOL Love the PICS of the UP. Very nice indeed. Glad to have you back. Hugs Judy

gocrazywithme said...

Jane, so glad you're blogging again. Your blog is so much fun and often unexpected....outhouse hunting sounds like fun!

Eve said...

lol! Sounds like something I would do!