Remote Places on the Map

In the novel, Heart of Darkness, the narrator, Marlowe, tells his comrades that as a boy he spent many afternoon hours looking at maps and imagining himself exploring the unknown spaces.  As luck would have it, I had the same boyhood pastime.  This weekend, I visited for the first time one of those out-of-the-way wilderness spots, the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  The only sounds to be heard were the wind and the trumpeting of swans.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan

Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan

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10 thoughts on “Remote Places on the Map

    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      It was surprising to me to see the vast expanse of wetlands in the middle of the UP. I did not think to ask about the geology behind this. Oops, something for next time!

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Since I live in an urban environment, it’s very unusual to find a place like this, a completely natural area. It was a pretty long drive, but well worth it. Along the way was a 20 mile stretch of highway along Lake Michigan, where you can watch the whitecaps rolling into the beach. Marvelous.

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Thanks very much and glad you enjoyed. This really is a place I’ve been thinking about visiting for years, but never got around to it. It’s about 400 miles from where I live, but with last weekend being a holiday here, there was lots of time to get there. And what a beautiful spot!

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