The first lighthouse we went to see was the Cana Island Light. We parked the Jeep and walked toward the island which we thought had a walkway to it, only to find out you had to wade over in knee deep water. Josie did not have suitable shoes on and did not want to do it barefooted so I took off in my flip flops to at least go over and take a picture of the lighthouse. When I was halfway across, I hear a commotion behind me and see a wagon pulled by a tractor with a smiling Josie high and dry in the wagon, with her new friends Tom and Sarah.
From there we drove down to Sturgeon Bay and checked out the Canal Light and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Pierhead Lighthouse. The walk out to the pierhead was along the breakwater.
The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is located in Peninsula State Park, where they also have a sightseeing tower that was just rebuilt. It was a nice walk to the top with a scenic view of the Strawberry Islands in the distance. The Park is also home to the outdoor Northern Sky Theater. We attended a performance of "Tongue' in Cheek" which was exactly as the title insinuates, a pun filled musical comedy. In spite of starting out in a light rain the talented cast put on a fantastic performance of comedy, song and dance.
Many towns in our travels have street art on the corners of their downtown, we have seen cows, horses, pigs and even guitars. The town of Sturgeon Bay has chosen cherries for their street corners, because of the abundance of cherry orchards on the peninsula.
In the town of Egg Harbor, we stopped and had a tasty meat loaf dinner and stout beer at the Shipwrecked Brew Pub.
One evening we went to see the Disney Movie, Jungle Cruise at the Skyway Drive In near the town of Fish Creek. The movie was just ok but it was fun to see it at the drive in. The main street of Fish Creek looks as much today as it did over 100 years ago, but we are sure there were no shops then selling $125 Hawaiian shirts as there is today.
Driving up to the town of Ellison Bay to see the Ellison Bluffs we drove through a very curvy section of Highway 42. It is said the road design was influenced by the famed landscape architect Jens Jensen who summered in the area. He designed many of the parks in Chicago and other cities in the Midwest.
From there we drove to the Door County Brewery in the town of Baileys Harbor. We snacked on a giant soft pretzel and washed it down with a nice Porter beer.
Sisters Bay is the largest town north of Sturgeon Bay and its biggest claim to fame are the goats on the roof at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant. We had seen this same concept on Vancouver Island in British Columbia while visiting our friends Tom and Diane. It was a lot more realistic on Vancouver Island since the building was built right into the side of a hill and the goats could come and go as they pleased. We did not eat at the restaurant as the lines were always long and the reviews were only good for the food and not great. We chose to go out to dinner at the top rated Waterfront restaurant in Sisters Bay to celebrate Josie's birthday. Of course, she had the Shrimp and Grits. On our last afternoon in town we had a nice lunch snack of sliders at the bar of one of the many outside eateries in Sisters Bay,