Most photos of Spirit Island cost you 75 bucks and include the bonus of mid-day haze. I'm sure this one cost me more, maybe ... this one I feel like I earned. Four hours of paddling to Fisherman's Bay, a break for dinner while the wind died down and the tourist boats ended their day, followed by a beauty 20 minute paddle to Spirit Island. I had the island all to myself. There were a few fisherman with their canoes and electric motors blasting classic rock from 1983 just finishing up their day, but then the island was mine. Ha ha! So different an experience than by the tour boat where you share the experience with 50, 60, ... a hundred tourists who travelled across one or more oceans to see this iconic Canadian sight.
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