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.
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.
It was easier going at Tawas Point State Park where the ends of the earth was more evident.
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.
Or maybe the ends of the earth are even closer to home. Maybe right down at the end of our road?
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.
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 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!