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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon


WordPress has issued the weekly photo challenge.  You know how much I love photo challenges and as soon as I saw the topic – horizon – I knew where I wanted to look.  When I think of wide open spaces and a visible horizon here in Michigan I immediately think of our Great Lakes.  So I looked through my archives and found a couple of possibilities.

But the road called.  I admit it…I’ll grab any excuse for a road trip.  Even a short road trip.  So early this morning I set out heading north and east, targeting Lake Huron for my horizon shot.  I didn’t know exactly where I’d end up, but the weather guy said there were gale force winds and 10 to 15 foot waves.  I wanted to see that.

Turns out the weather guy was wrong.  No waves but I did find this (click on photos to see the detail):

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

Don’t you wonder what that is out there on the horizon? Of course you do.   It’s the remnants of a structure that was built in the mid 1800’s to load gypsum onto ships from the quarry onshore.   Want to see it a little closer?

Originally built in 1868

Originally built in 1862

There was a pier built on the big concrete pilings all the way out to the loading building which is multiple stories high.  It’s huge, even from far away.  If you Googlemap Lake Huron near the town of Tawas you can see it jutting out into the lake.

Here’s some information, found at a historical market near the beach.

Historical explanation.

Historical explanation.

So that’s my submission for ‘horizon.’  Except that on my drive back I stopped at another little beach and found this fisherman.  I thought this was a nice way to view the horizon too.

Fishing Lake Huron

Fishing Lake Huron

I enjoyed looking for the horizon today.  The sky was interesting and the lake was, as it always is, pulling at my heartstrings.  It was good to take a few moments to enjoy the view even though I didn’t get to see any giant waves.

Walking toward the horizon.

Walking toward the horizon.

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.

25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

  1. These images are so serene, so inviting. I want to walk on a Sandy beach, thank you for this.



  2. Beautiful! Something so restorative about being near water.


  3. sigh – those were beautiful photos


  4. Pawsome pawtographs. We couldn’t figure out what the building was until we read the rest of the post.

    Essex & Sherman


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  7. How lovely to live in a place with a visible horizon within a reasonable driving distance. Very nice Dawn!


  8. Great choice Dawn! I don’t make it over to Huron very often, but it’s just as pretty a Great Lake as Michigan. I bet if you had gone to the other coast you’d have seen your waves – the wind was coming from the wrong angle for this side of Huron.


    • I agree, I fell in love with Lake Huron a couple of years ago on my first visit over there. And I DID think about going to the West Coast…but didn’t really have that much time. Still want to get there when there are some amazing waves..I remember seeing that on Lake Superior more than 20 years ago…it’s awe inspiring.


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  10. Lovely horizons, Dawn. I miss the Great Lakes. I’ve lived near Lake Michigan and Lake Erie, and have visited the rest at one time or another.


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  12. The Great Lakes certainly do say ‘horizon’ to those of us who call Michigan home, Dawn. Tawas was to have been one of our fall destinations for a road trip, too, but it was not to be, so I appreciate seeing Lake Huron through your eyes.


  13. You’d like Tawas I think PJ…but it’s certainly not more spectacular than where you already live!


  14. Very cool, Dawn. What a great response to this photo challenge. I am impressed that you would travel this far for a photo challenge. The one thing I miss in the woods is the horizon.


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