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Searching for the ends of the earth


The ends of the earth at Point Pelee in Canada.

Karma continues to challenge us with photo hunts.  She gave us extra time to find our own personal ‘ends of the earth’ and it’s a good thing she did because here I am coming in at the last second with my choices. (Make sure you click on the photos to get a better view.)

The inspiration for this hunt came from our trip to Point Pelee in Canada earlier this summer.  Point Pelee is a piece of land jutting out into Lake Ontario.  From the sky it looks like a sharp edged triangle but when you’re there it feels like a very small version of Cape Horn, South America, with waves come toward it from two directions.

While we were in Canada we also visited a more famous location – Niagara Falls – where I had another ‘ends of the earth’ experience as we stood just at the edge of the falls, looking down at the Maid of the Mist tourist boat.

The ends of the earth at Niagara Falls.

Traveling to another Great Lake two years ago we explored Lake Huron, and at one point walked through tall marsh grass, our feet getting more and more wet as we got closer to the lake.

Looking for the ends of the earth.

It was easier going at Tawas Point State Park where the ends of the earth was more evident.

The very ends of the earth at Tawas.

But since Karma’s challenge I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for some ends of the earth photo opportunities closer to home.  It wasn’t easy without being near a large body of water.

You can see the ends of the earth just past that last stand of trees.

Or maybe the ends of the earth are even closer to home.  Maybe right down at the end of our road?

Can you get to the ends of the earth from here?

But in the end I felt like I needed to find the ends of the earth in Northern Michigan, on my favorite lake, Lake Michigan.  We gazed out over the lake from a platform built above the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.

Extending the ends of the earth just a bit further.

And we traveled up to the very tip of Michigan’s little finger, the Leelanau Peninsula, to see the very ends of the earth, where someone had perfectly expressed my feelings about this part of the country.

I heart Lake Michigan.

I could go on and on talking about very special places where a person can experience beautiful ends of the earth.  But it’s getting late and Karma’s deadline looms.  Thank you once again Karma, for keeping me observant.  And for giving me another excuse to travel, always on the lookout for something special to capture.

Can’t wait for next time!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

11 thoughts on “Searching for the ends of the earth

  1. Thanks for letting me know where you are; Faith and I would have missed you and Katie. A lot 🙂


  2. Oh, I love all these photos! Boy, there really is beauty everywhere. isn’t there? Especially at all the ends of the earth.


  3. Gorgeous choices, Dawn. I think my favorite is the one at Tawas. Thanks again for being this month’s inspiration. Now after reading this post I have that song “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock in my head ….”summertime in northern Michigan….” LOL.


  4. Bravo for this great choice of pictures ! I like you ends of the earth, especially Point Pelee (Peeled pointe in French, maybe because there is hardly any vegetation ?). Tawas is gorgeous too and so is Sleepy Bear Dunes Park.


  5. Those were wonderful photos… is amazing what we see when we look


  6. I enjoyed looking at the photos you chose very much, Dawn. Especially the Niagara Falls one! That looked like the end of the earth to me.


  7. Pingback: It’s the Ends of the Earth as We Know It « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

  8. So glad you posted this – you left me a comment saying you’d changed something – but I read it as your email address and so was completely oblivious! I did wonder why I hadn’t seen any posts from you lately. . . Duh!
    Your selections are perfect, your photos are wonderful. Of course.


  9. Wow, I love all these shots! Not only are they all clearly the end of the earth, but so nicely composed and exposed, too. Funny that “Pelee” and “Leelanau” sound Hawaiian to me.”


  10. Dawn, I love all of your photos, and in large they re breathtaking! I especially love the Niagra Falls boat, Tawas (now, that really is the ends of the eath!) and the heart on Lake Michigan. 🙂


  11. Funny, but my favorite is the marsh grass ends of the earth. (I like the I heart Michigan one too.)


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