The moon always looks larger on horizon and when you have a clear view of the horizon, like looking out over Lake Michigan, it is spectacular. Looking up the time of moonrise, you know when to expect it. Watching, a narrow white sliver appear and then it’s large body overwhelms the horizon. This is aContinue reading “Moonrise over Lake Michigan”
Sunrise on North Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. The bays and harbors of Door County range from shallow peaceful places to busy ports with busy towns and boats coming and going. This view looks east out to Lake Michigan. The bay is shallow with tall grass decorating the scene. Here the sun is just coming up,Continue reading “North Bay”
Harbor Springs is located about 10 miles north of Petoskey, MI. This is a charming waterfront community that lies along the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes. The area offers an abundance of natural beauty, four seasons of outdoor activity and an array of cultural and culinary attractions. This photo summarizes the area: beautiful summer homes with everythingContinue reading “Harbor Springs”
You cannot get more beautiful than walking down Harbor Springs’ main street with the old homes, flowers and flags.
Tucked away on the northern end of Lake MIchigan, Harbor Springs offers the perfect area for all types of boating. These sailboats are fun to sail in the harbor or Little Traverse Bay. Larger sailboats allow you to explore various towns along the the lake or places like Beaver Island. For a larger version, clickContinue reading “Sail Boats”
Mid morning a pair of tornadoes ripped through Wisconsin, crossed Lake Michigan and passed just south of Harbor Springs Michigan. About an hour after the tornado passed, Yacht Blue Moon found refuge in Little Traverse Bay and security at Harbor Springs’ municipal dock. Storms on the Great Lakes tend to be more dangerous and IContinue reading “Blue Moon”
Sailing School in front of Harbor Point. This harbor is surrounded by the point on one side and the town of Harbor Springs on the other side. The area is known for beautiful vacation cottages and a scenic commercial area adjacent to Lake Michigan. This is a photo converted to the style of a painting. Continue reading “Sailing School”
Approaching this bridge you tend to get second thoughts about crossing it. The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot-long bridge is the world’s 24th-longest main span and the longest suspension bridge betweenContinue reading “Mackinac Bridge”
North Bay is a small, shallow body of water on the the northern tip of Door County, Wisconsin. The shallow water provides scenic texture to the beautiful scene looking out over Lake Michigan. This is a great area to watch sunrises and for kayaking.
This is a Duluth-type life saving station that began operations April 1, 1896, serving the Portes des Morts Passage (more commonly called “Death’s Door”) at the entrance to Green Bay. In 1939 a boathouse was added at the end of a 200 foot pier. In 1990 the U.S. Coast Guard abandoned the station and moved the crewContinue reading “Life Saving Station”