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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Beautiful Beach


Ludington Lighthouse

I had to go to Ludington today... Almost every time I go downtown I "drive through the beach," which means taking the one-way road through Stearns Park. There was a cold, cold wind. The snow fence was installed for the winter several weeks ago.

front end loader moving sand

Oh, you thought all that beautiful beach was natural? Well, it is, but it takes a lot of work to keep it near the water.

pile of sand

The sand keeps trying to leave with every little (or big) breeze.
Herring Gull
Are you talkin' to me?

See Ludington Beach in January
See Two Lighthouses and a Trail


rainfield61 said...

All the effort paid if we manage to have a beautiful beach.

Russ said...

We all take the beautiful beach for granted. But it takes a lot of work and money to keep it that way.

Joe Todd said...

Good post. I didn't make it to Lake Erie once this year.. Hope you are doing well

Ann said...

There's nothing like the beach, even on a cold windy day it's gorgeous.

spinninglovelydays said...

It's a beautiful place. I don't know anything about maintaining beaches, so I find it funny that they have to bring errant sand back. :D

Joanne Olivieri said...

Great shots and I love the "Are you talkin to me" it's perfect for the photo. Beach maintenance takes alot of work. There were weeks of work being done at our Ocean beach here and finally, it looks great.

Sharkbytes said...

rainfield- since it's the biggest tourist draw, the effort will be made.

Russ- Keeping it clean is a constant battle. Keeping it in place is more seasonal.

Hi Joe- o, sorry about that. I need to "visit" you.

Ann- it is a special place

Ivy- It IS funny. It's taken very seriously as part of the tourism economy, but it's still funny.

Jo- Thanks! It's just one of the thousands of gulls here. But fun.

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