2014 Eagle trip travel blog


This was a long day - we drove all the way up to the tip of Door County and took the ferry to Washington Island. There are two ways to get there - we took the car ferry and then the Cherry trolley tour. The ride over was very rough and cool - it was a smaller ferry the wind was really kicking up waves. The trolley tour took us around some of Washington Island - we saw the "commercial" area, an Art nd Nature Center, the Washington Island Farm museum with many old buildings and farm implements, the Savkirke that is a 3/4 replica of a Norwegian church was really neat to see. In the commercial area there is a store with rooms above that was brought from Norway and reconstructed - it had a sod roof. We also went to School House beach to see the very smooth stones that are dolomite limestone smoothed by the glaciers. The tour provided a history of the island,, was first used by the fur traders as a stopping off place between Green Bay and Mackinaw Island. The island is reachable only by ferry - in the winter an ice breaker ferry is used to provide supplies to the residents. The ride back was on a larger ferry and the wind had died down, it was a smooth and warmer ride and we sat up top for a great view

The drive through Door County was scenic, many harbors, marinas, lighthouses and wall to wall people, gift shops, etc. We are staying where the pace is slower. We did see several signs for you pick cherries so the hail storm did not damage all of the crops. We stopped at a store and bought cherry jam and some fresh cherries - they are tart but good.



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