Monday, October 21, 2013

Manistee Light

Before we head home,
my little car begged for one more stop.

Manistee is just down the coast from Bear Lake and
The Sleeping Bear Dunes.

I couldn't go home without stopping to photograph this lighthouse.

A pending storm off the coast only added to the drama of the pictures.

I tried to get it from all angles.

It took a lot of hiking in the sand
with wind and waves breathing down our necks.

Had to fight off the natives a bit.

Eventually, they let me get my shot.

That's when I knew I had to get closer.

More walking.

The light marks the entrance to the harbor and helps the ships 
navigate Lake Michigan.

Isn't he so cute!

The elevated walkway is necessary in the winter for access to the light,

As the cold winter winds blow the waters of Lake Michigan, 
the whole peer will be covered in ice.
But today was actually quite nice.

It was worth the walk.

This beach does have some rules.
And this gull was here to make sure we obeyed.

This concludes our little weekend get-a-way.
I'm glad I could share it with you all.

I don't put these photos on here to show off.
Instead, it is to show you that beauty exist all around us.
And, it's all here, just for you.
Your mere presence has always been enough
for the birds to sing, the waves to roll and the sun to shine.
So why do you ever feel like you should be more?

The things you see and experience in your life,
are all yours. No one else will ever see life through your eyes.
So enjoy what you've been given.
I can't do it for you.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

thanks so much for sharing all of this!!! i really enjoyed seeing it all.

Stew Adams said...

It is my pleasure to share, Jaz.

Admin said...

Great set of pictures and some fond memories for me. I have a similar pic of my old sapphire blue IROC-Z on the beach at Ludington. I really need to get out to the coast next summer; especially since I'm almost out of Leelanau wine!

MorningAJ said...

That is so beautiful. It reminds me a bit of Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, which is one of my favourite places.

Jim said...

How did I miss this post, he asked?
Stew, what a great light house! And the hike to get there was SO worth it! Thanks for sharing this. And I can just imagine that jetty/pier in the winter! You would need your skates to get any where near that light house.