Out Looking…Again

Went out today to see if I could find any homes that were for sale by owner that aren’t listed online, but once again, nothing. I did drive by one house that I saw online that said owner financing, but the place was so small I doubt my bed would even fit in the house, and they were asking fucking $69,000 just because there’s a lake across the road.
So, after striking out again I drove along the shores of the Keweenaw to try and enjoy myself a bit. It worked at times, but mostly not, I couldn’t stop shaking and crying for no reason. I so love taking photos and trying new techniques in doing so, but it’s been so very hard to do lately.
I’m trying to go through some of my photos from today, but I don’t know, I’m still shaky and just not feeling well, maybe if I try eating something.

Update: Slowly adding more photos.

Western Keweenaw Shore

Western Keweenaw Shore

Eastern Keweenaw Shore

Keweenaw Conglomerate Along The Western Shore

Log Along Keweenaw Shore

Western Keweenaw Shore

Old School Merry Go Round

The Stewart J. Cort. First 1,000 footer on the Great Lakes.

The Stewart J. Cort. First 1,000 footer on the Great Lakes.

Housing and Outing

Went out again today to look at a couple more houses that I had appointments to see, but no dice, again. Everyone I’ve talked with isn’t willing to work a land contract and I can’t get a fucking loan. I need a year or so to get my credit back up and in order. There’s no fucking rentals around due to people displaced from the flooding and many students are staying here because they are afraid they wont be let back in the country due to the Asshole in Chief, the person that stays part-time in the White House.

So after striking out again on housing, I went for a drive out past Copper Harbor to Horseshoe Harbor and went for a little hike and took some photos. I then went down the road further and made a loop back to Copper Harbor, along the shore and back home. Damn, the tourons are out in force today, driving fucking 40mph in 55mph zones, and they fucking wont pull over to let people pass.

Anyway, a bit about the rocks around Horseshoe Harbor…
The rocks at Horseshoe Harbor are 20-30, some areas closer to 40, feet high.
This is some of the oldest exposed bedrock on Earth.
These are the structures formed through sequences of volcanic activity separated by weathering and erosion. Initially, about a billion years ago, lava poured onto the Earth’s surface from openings created by a Mid-continent rift. The lava filled the valley created by the rift, and cooled rather quickly forming the basalt and rhyolite found here. During a time of little or no volcanic activity, weathering and erosion from the edge of the volcanic rift along with ancient mountains led to deposition of sediments in the rift valley. These two processes alternated over time. The immense weight caused the entire area to sink, and become cemented together. Finally, a collision of continental plates caused the entire rock formation to be tilted and revealed the structures that you see here today at Horseshoe Harbor. They are formed mainly of igneous rock, with a high percentage of densely formed basalt and rhyolite. Cementing the conglomerate structure is a small percentage of sedimentary rock such as shale and sandstone which are generally not as strong and durable as igneous formations.

Horseshoe Harbor

Horseshoe Harbor

Horseshoe Harbor 6 Image Pano

Horseshoe Harbor Conglomerate Ridge

Piece of Stromatolite from the Precambrian era and are the earliest known fossils on Earth. Stromatolite can be found throughout the Horseshoe Harbor area.

Pond Along Mandan Rd

Keweenaw Shore

Day Out Two-tracking

Headed out on Eirk’s Rd, which is a pretty good starting point for getting lost. I took a left here, a right there, another left and so-forth. Ended up on quite a few trails I’ve never seen, one headed toward Bald Mountain. I’ve seen pictures of people hiking to the top of Bald Mountain and it looks like a great view from there, but not me this day, way too hot and the deer flies were out in force. From there following another trail I noticed I was coming close to Cliff/40 Foot Falls which I’ve been to many times, only this time I was coming in from a whole different direction, one I didn’t know existed, from the north. Anyway, because of the deer flies and heat, I drove by the falls without stopping. At this point I was in familiar territory, so I took a turn off and headed towards a pond I saw on the GPS. Was a pretty pond, took some photos and off again. Decided it was time to start heading back home, so I hit the Triple A west. Along the road, where it had been logged pretty heavy in past years, I started seeing signs about spraying herbicide, I was shortly stopped by a pickup. While stopped I could hear a low flying helicopter, but couldn’t see it. Moments later I was let through. Along the way home on Triple A I took some photos of some Foxgloves, but other than that, just made my way home to the dogs.

Wilderness Pond

Trail to Bald Mountain

Foxglove

Foxglove

Going up?

Two-track

Mud hole

Common Bridge

Over A Month

It’s been over a month since I’ve been out to try and enjoy myself, and today I did, mostly anyway. I headed out Arvon Rd to Back Bear Rd and then on Peshekee Grade, knowing the end of Peshekee Grade is really crappy where it’s paved, but it’s still a nice drive. Along the way I stopped at Quartzite Falls, took a few photos and onward. Somewhere north of the Peshekee, I was driving along minding my own business, then started to notice my rear view mirrors getting dark, so I stopped. Got out to find I was being chased by a thunderstorm, and it was moving fast right at me.

Was good to get out, and it did some good to my head and soul, even if it was just a little bit.

Peshekee River

Peshekee River

Quartzite Falls

Quartzite Falls

Storm Chasing Me

Storm Clouds at Home

Quick Storm

Had a quick moving storm roll through at about noon today. It dropped 0.51″ of rain in about 20 minutes with lots of thunder and lightning. Thankfully it didn’t rain too much over in Houghton/Hancock area, they need a break still.

Thunderstorm

Peace

That’s all I want, peace. I’d like to work my job, pay rent and bills, mow the lawn (I do enjoy it), watch things grow, have a nice safe place for my dogs (I can’t see myself ever without a dog or two), and just plain take care of things peacefully. Oh, and watching the weather, and my weather station. That’s a big joy, having the weather station. I don’t want fights or arguments, I never have. A friend would be nice to talk to, but peace is what I really want.
I still haven’t slept and still quite shaky and now dizzy, but I was able to take a shower which usually helps me to take at least a nap. My eyes are still blurry, not as bad, but still, and that makes typing this a bit difficult.
Time to try for some sleep again…

Day Cut Short

I headed out looking for homes, but had to cut it short due to not feeling well at all. I’m still very shaky, chest doesn’t want to stop pounding and my eyes aren’t focusing. Both eyes are blurry, but the left much more so. If I’m not any better tomorrow I might have to go into doctor. Now I’m going to just lay down again.

Please Help

Please Help Save Our Homes

I’m going through a divorce, and my ex-wife and myself need money. My ex-wife is getting the house but I need to stay in it, and she has agreed to sell it to me. She needs money to save the home she is in now due to a disability, and I need it to pay her for the home I’m living in. We are both in a very tough spot, but I’m trying to help her and at the same time help myself.
Please, if you could help even just a little, I and my ex-wife will be ever thankful.