It is a very quiet paddle, we saw no one else at the launch or in the water on the kayak, other than a couple small fishing boats. There is another bay area to cross, so the closest line does take the kayaks further away from shore. It was a long paddle and Kevin did need a tow before getting to the island. You can also access the island, and tours of the lighthouse, by crossing a causeway. The causeway has been above water for years. Chad and I went many years ago when it was up to knee deep in cold water before we gave up and turned around. The island is a very photographed lighthouse in Door County, although I found the trees are growing quite high around the light house compared to others I have seen in the county.
Kayaking was a wonderful way to approach the island, and we took a break on the shore before heading back. Care must be taken when pulling on shore as there is a large shallow rock shelf that extends quite a ways out, which I suppose was the reason for the lighthouse placement.
|The kids build one of the famous stacked rock towers|
|I really don't|