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Friday, June 17, 2011

Ellen and Joan at Manistee

Ellen and I did a variety of things today. We headed toward Manistee and hiked three short trails for a total of five miles. There were so many different things we saw... I don't want to overwhelm you all on one day. You can expect to see tidbits over the next few days.

After a chilly start to the day, the sun came out and made the lake (Lake Michigan is always THE lake) blue and appealing. This is the view to the south from Magoon Creek. You can just see some people on the beach in the curve.

Lake Michigan beach

Then we turned and walked north.

footprint in sand

The view to the north shows you where we were headed next. At the end of the next point of land is the city of Manistee. No, we didn't walk there. As I said, our total walking was only about five miles. Well, we did walk there, but not from this point.

Lake Michigan beach

We took the car around to an urban trail (more on that another day), and walked to the Manistee channel into Lake Michigan. We sat in the park and ate our lunch.
Manistee Michigan channel

It's hard to beat a day along Lake Michigan when the temperature and sunshine are perfect, with a good friend. Don't I live in a beautiful place?

See Brrr- Lunch at Black Lake
See Ellen and Joan Find Treasures at Nordhouse


Loretta said...

You had me confused at first because your blog was showing the photo with the lake on the left first...then when I went directly to your blog site the correct photo was showing with the Lake where it belonged...whew... Looks like some enjoyable walking today!

betchai said...

very peaceful and scenic Sharkbytes, you do live in a beautiful place.

RNSANE said...

It is truly lovely, Joan...sounds like a perfect kind of day, especially when spent with a good friend. I like the lighthouse, too.

Jo aka Poetic Shutterbug and I had a lovely day on Thursday, hearing our friend, Sony Holland, sing and her husband, Jerry, accompany her on the guitar. It was at a nice outdoor setting at the Marin Art and Garden Center with families on blankets, children and even dogs!

Unknown said...

Love the lake

Secondary Roads said...

Beyond gorgeous.

john bain said...

Yes you do.

Duxbury Ramblers said...

Love the lake, yes you do live in a beautiful place, thank you for sharing it with us.

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Ann said...

you do live in a beautiful place. Love the lake.

Ferd said...

I love Love LOVE Northern Michigan!
You DO live in a beautiful place!

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