Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Day At The Beach In Michigan

I decided to do something a little different today after visiting fellow blogger Z's site. She has a knack for providing great pictures with her posts and today was no exception. She had a picture of a beach in California. Seeing this, I thought it would be fun to show how we do the beach in Michigan.







Long john bathing suit is a definite must.

Actually, the picture doesn't do this scene justice. This is a picture of Lake Huron from the south shore of the Upper Penninsula. It is really a nice beach with a wide stretch of sand. We have swam there in much warmer weather. It was taken in January and rays of sunshine were shining through a cloud cover and reflecting off of the snow on the beach and the partially frozen lake. It was quite beautiful.

4 comments:

mksviews said...

Yeah, it is quite beautiful, but you can jump in there yourself, long johns or not. :)

Chuck said...

MK, you can rest assured I am not one of these "polar bear" nutcases that like to go for a swim in the winter. I give them credit for having the balls (probably very shrunken after the swim) to jump in the lake in the winter but these lakes have to be a comfortable temperature before I go in in the summer.

The view of the Great Lakes in the winter is great though. The Michigan shoreline of Lake Michigan is on the east side of the lake so the wind blows out of the west into the Michigan beaches. This cause large ice flows to buckle and stack up. You can go out there in the winter and see these floes stacked as high as 20 feet. Also the piers get completely covered with ice. Maybe I'll try to get out there this winter and get some pics.

Z said...

Thanks, Chuck! It's so beautiful in its own way!!

I thought the water was cold to my feet in Santa Monica...THIS would take the cake, I think!!

Lovely...

Randy said...

A very good friend is on her way back from Michigan tomorrow. Hopefully, she can get out...