Our plans for the day started with photographing the sunrise at Hollow Rock on the property of Hollow Rock Resort owned by Grand Portage Casino. After asking permission to photograph this rock formation, we were on our way. We arrived in the dark hoping to capture the beautiful of this magical place during the Golden Hour. The “Golden Hour” in photography refers to the hour before sunrise and the hour after sunset or the first and last hour of sunlight in a day. The morning was absolutely stunning; we listened as the water crashed against the shore singing a tranquil song and enjoyed the peaceful moment as the first rays of sunlight hit the horizon painting bright colors in the sky.
We enjoyed this area immensely and returned later in the year to stay in one of the 8 cabins on the property at Hollow Rock Resort- keep a watch out for that post.
The next stop: Grand Portage. We spent the day discovering the history of the aboriginal culture while visiting the fur trade at Grand Portage National Monument, and the Grand Portage National Monument’s Heritage Center. Volunteers and park staff at the monument dress in period attire. They staff the Kitchen, Canoe Warehouse and Great Hall in and around the Stockade, and explain and interpret what life was like at the trading fort at the turn of the 18th century.
The day ended with a trip into Canada as we wanted to hike the trails in Pigeon River Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. With passports in hand, we crossed the border and hiked the trails to the Middle Falls of the Pigeon River. Beautiful country and a place I would like to visit again to hike the longer trail to the High Falls of the Pigeon River.
Enjoy the views seen as we explore the northerly tip of Minnesota at Grand Portage.
Outstanding series of images Cynthia 🙂
Thanks Joe! Glad you enjoyed them- Beautiful country
What a beautiful collection. Thank you for sharing Cynthia.
Thank you- I do love that area!
One of my favorite destination along the MN North Shore. There is so much to see and explore. Love the images honey.
Thanks Honey poo-pie 🙂
Wow what a wonderful collection of landscapes. Beautiful work. 🙂
You have a gallery excellent photos Cynthia! 🙂
Thank you- I am glad you enjoyed them!
Beautiful set, Cynthia.
Thanks Jane- Have a great night!
simply beautiful 🙂
Wow. You are gifted with the lens. 🙂
Thanks SI! Come up up this Summer and we will show you around!