Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Continuing north-Duluth

After the Winnebago rally in Forest City, our next planned stop was Duluth, MN.  After 10 days of camping without sewer hookups and not being to do  any laundry, we first made a short detour south for one night to Clear Lake, IA   We had stayed at the campground before and knew it had good  laundry facilities.  If you are in the area, it is a nice place to visit.  It is the last place where Buddy Holly performed. The hall he performed in can be toured and has numerous artifacts of his visit.  Just outside of town, the crash site where he and his band perished is a short walk down a farm lane.  We visited here in the past and you can read about it here. 

This time it was a just a logistic stop and the laundry is still good.



The next morning we headed for Duluth, again without reservations.  On the way north, Anneke found a campground located on the waterfront in town. In fact it is on the grounds of a marina with a view of the famous lift bridge which is among the top attractions in Duluth.






 It is also close to the nightlife district and the highly popular pier park area. We walked to the entertainment district, which is across the lift bridge.  As luck would have it we were able to observe the bridge opening twice during our walk .If you are looking for a close in scenic place to camp, the  RV park in the Lakehead boat basin is it.
























Some years back, I was aboard a 1000 foot Great Lakes freighter when we passed thru the bridge. It was quite a sight.  


13 comments:

Gypsy said...

Nice photos of Duluth. I've often used Duluth as a one night stopover point in my travels, but the traffic always makes me want to leave ASAP. Driving north of Duluth along Lake Superior is a beautiful drive.

Jim and Sandie said...

That is an amazing rv park. What a view.

Laura Skjenna said...

Those are sights worth stopping for! The bustle of the harbour must bring back fond memories.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Hmm, parked next to a Coast Guard Buoy Tender. By accident, I'm sure... ;c)

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Our friends live in Two Harbour. They love Duluth.
Great spot to watch the water traffic.

Flowergirl said...

Take a harbor tour in the afternoon while you are there. You can see the ships loading, etc. and is very reasonable and interesting.

Bob and Jo said...

Can't believe you got a site with the Tall Ships on the way

DutchEagle.com/RV said...

Great pictures and a great campsite. We also like Duluth. I'm jealous of the boat trip, how did you arrange that?
We will stop in Two Harbors and then Grand Marais end of September, might visit Duluth on our way back. I looked at that camp site in Duluth so maybe we can reserve a spot on our way up there.

Linda said...

How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour!

Wanderin' said...

Looks like things worked out for you. Ten days worth of laundry definitely is about the limit and you got to see Duluth.

Sherry said...

Love your header picture but that's for sure not Duluth. I've never been there so thanks for taking me. How great to be right in town. I remember the Buddy Holly post. So sad.

Nickie Jim said...

You guys really lucked out on this one!

Erin Erkun said...

What a neat place to camp.