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Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard station

The Canal North light

Closeup of the Sturgeon Bay Canal Light

Pier walk to the lighthouse

View of Sister Bay harbor from our lunch location

For Cindy who wondered how the goats get onto the roof

The weather gods saved the best for last. It was a beautiful day for our last excursions. The first stop was the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station which is an active station. The canal light is part of the station and, therefore, not directly accessible. The Canal North Pierhead Light, however, can be reached via a long concrete pier with an old iron superstructure which apparently was the way to reach the interior of the light.

Our first "tourist" stop was a market where Valerie had previously introduced us to a Wisconsin pastry: a kringle. We just had to get a few more for the road. My diet is sure glad they don't make them here.

Since yesterday was very unfriendly weatherwise and the Fall Festival in Egg Harbor was a two-day event, seemingly everybody in Wisconsin (and maybe beyond) was clogging up this small town. There are only two roads that go from Sturgeon Bay north along the penninsula and one of them was closed so there was no other option than to persevere or risk getting lost on the back roads. We went back to Sister Bay since I had to visit "my" goats one more time, although there was only one on duty this day. We had a great lunch at the Boathouse restaurant patio with a view of the beautiful harbor. We did a bit more shopping and wandering and headed back home.

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