Our weekend hosts guided us to the downtown area where we spent a good amount of time enjoying the marina, and the views of Lake Michigan. It's truly breathtaking!
The Lake Michigan shoreline is stunning. At once, you're calmed by the waves that come ashore. The picture above shows one of the break-walls that have been put into place prior to entering the marina. The break walls help reduce water disturbance for those boats that are docked.
The breakwater is a pedestrian friendly pier (during nice weather) that jets out into Lake Michigan to form the northern barrier that protects the marina from the Nor’easters. The 1930’s Art Deco lighthouse, at the end of the breakwater, is a beacon with a foghorn to bring home the boaters.
This is a view as you approach the breakwater. I have to admit, I did not walk the breakwater. I started the walk with David, but found the motion of the waves coming toward me and my forward walking motion made me very dizzy. I did not want to pass out and fall into Lake Michigan!
Follow the lakefront north from the marina to find the natural sand beach. The beach remains in its natural state and does not provide lifeguards or dressing rooms. The steps shown above, lead down to the beach.
We enjoyed spending part of the day at the marina. We saw this duck who wasn't about to take any chances with water safety! He seemed quite comfortable.
We are not fishermen by any means, but we caught these three guys showing off their catches for the day. I can only imagine the fish-fry!
The view from the bluff was amazing as the sun started to set on the weekend. The weather had been very hot and humid, with moisture thick in the air. After a cold front passed through, it seemed like you could see for miles and miles across the expansive lake. The Great Lakes are beautiful.