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):
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?
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.
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.
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.