Inside the sea caves of Devil's Island

Last year, when I posted here about the history of the lighthouse at Devil's Island, Wisconsin, several of you noticed the island's extensive network of sea caves, carved into the sandstone cliffs by splashing waves and moving water. This year, when some friends and I went on a little paddle through the caves, I took along a video camera. It doesn't quite capture the eerie awesomeness of floating into the dark with Lake Superior behind you, but it's still pretty neat.

Apologies in advance for the occasional sudden jerky movements and possible audible swearing. Devil's Island is also home to a large population of biting flies and my ankles are, apparently, quite tasty.

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  1. This is why I read boingboing instead of working.  It’s like I’m on vacation, exploring a sea cave!

  2. Took the boat tour around these islands about 5 years back. Always wondered what those caves looked like up close. Probably time for us to revisit the apostle islands and bring kayaks this time. Thanks for posting this!

  3. I was there in the end of July. Beautiful, but dear gawd the ankle biting stable flies were vicious.

  4. Ahhhh, I miss Lake Superior!  I went to college in Ashland, at the bottom of the Chequemegon Bay, and I still dream about the Lake and the Islands.  Thank you for taking me back there, even if only for a little while.

  5.  Devil’s Island is also home to a large population of biting flies and my ankles are, apparently, quite tasty.

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