Last Sunday a friend and I drove north and west to see Point Betsie with it’s lighthouse in winter. We were hoping to see some waves and some ice, and we saw a bit of each.
On Monday we meandered under a blue sky down the western coast of Michigan, enjoying the shore and beaches at several parks along the way.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to show you some of the beautiful sights we saw. There are so many it’s hard to choose what to share.
We stopped across the river from Frankfort early in the day and admired their tugboats…
…and the lighthouse against the dark sky.
Then we drove up to a bluff overlooking the harbor and the sun came out. I was a bit scared to drive up the steep, snow covered road, but the view was absolutely worth it.
The early light made the lighthouse glow out there in the blue lake.
Further down the coast Ludington’s shoreline held lots of lovely sights. Even with all the wonderful white snow and blue water, this was one of my favorite shots:
And this, the ice on the railing, deserves some attention too.
So many pretty things to see, I put together a little slide show.
Our last stop was Muskegon State Park where the views weren’t as stunning, but still very interesting.
We had such a fun time wandering the coast of Michigan even though we didn’t get it all done. That just means we have something to anticipate some weekend when the sun shines and the lake glows.
Oh, and just for me, we stopped along the way for a photo of a barn.
I’m looking forward to our continued adventure. It’s nice when you can make something out of a cold winter weekend in the north.