Visiting Point Betsie during the winter is on my list of stupendous things to do in 2019.
Today I had the opportunity to do just that — and it was beautiful.
At home we had snow yesterday, the most we’ve had in one day so far this winter season, so a trip across the state was in question.
But by this morning the falling snow had stopped and the sun made it glitter as a friend and I took the chance and drove across the state toward Lake Michigan and Point Betsie, a little over four hours away.
Though there was little new snow falling, the wind was brisk, and the temperatures were in the single digits. I don’t even want to think about about the wind chill.
Trust me it was cold. I could barely get the car door open once we arrived at the lighthouse. We sprinted down to the shore – the lake was it’s typical turquoise.
The lighthouse was beautiful, but the ice coating the land around it prohibited us from exploring too close. That and the chilling wind howling off the lake.
The view looking south, away from the lighthouse, was stunning too.
We stayed on the beach for only a few minutes before we ran back to the car, fingers frozen.
Was it worth it to drive over four hours to spend less than 10 minutes enjoying the view.
You bet it was!
January 20, 2019 at 10:28 pm
You’re braver than I – I’d have stayed home, but you got the prize.
January 21, 2019 at 6:17 am
Beautiful views for sure! Love the colors of the lighthouse
January 21, 2019 at 7:59 am
It is beautiful for sure! Did you go back the next day?
January 21, 2019 at 11:54 am
It looks as cold as you say it is, and stunning as well! Wonderful. 🙂
January 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm
What a beautiful sight! Now you can go back when the temperatures warm up so we can enjoy it in the summer — you’d probably stay longer, too!
January 21, 2019 at 2:05 pm
I wanna go there . . . in the snow! We just don’t see scenes like this where I live. Thanks for posting. My favorite is the first picture with that gorgeous red roof!!1
January 21, 2019 at 2:33 pm
It’s a nice life, to be able to do that. Thanks for sharing these so we can stay bundled up at home!
January 22, 2019 at 6:07 am
Beautiful! Scenery definitely worth a trip to see.
January 22, 2019 at 6:34 am
I love your adventures! Your zest for life is contagious.
January 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm
Wow, that looks freezing and beautiful. That lake shot is powerful. You’re braver than me though.
January 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm
I agree. Wow! You won’t see these sights/sites unless you commit to the adventure. Wonderful! Thanks for braving the cold.
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January 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm
I’d say it was worth the drive – the pictures are stunning!
February 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm
I ϲouldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!
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