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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More of Presque Isle...

A few weeks ago, I posted about a lovely peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior from the city of Marquette, Michigan where the forefathers were wise enough to preserve a park there.

We can't go the summer without visiting the beautiful site at least a few times and again in the autumn when the leaves change colors.

This week, we went out to Presque Isle and visited a little area called The Cove where there are alot of rock cliffs and islands to see.

Enjoy the tour!:

Here is the lighthouse and another ore boat approaching the area:

A close up of the ore boat coming into the ore docks:

Here are some of the rock cliffs at The Cove area:

You know me, I can't resist taking photos of crashing waves on the rocks!:

Some more of the rock formations left behind after the glaciers in the area formed Lake Superior shoreline:

This red Coast Guard Station is one of the most photographed and painted landmarks in Marquette:

I think this seagull had one of the best views of the lake. What about you?:

A view of the many islands you can see from Presque Isle, looking out at Lake Superior:

AHHH...more crashing waves!:

We went on another trip further down the coast of Lake Superior toward the town of Houghton, Michigan. I hope to post those pictures for you soon.


Brian Miller said...

what cool shots, i would have been all over those cliffs as a kid. who am i kidding, i'd still do it. smiles. said...

OOOOO, I can recall how C-C-C-Cold the water was. Brrr.

Presque Eel? right? I'm a "mitten" person, so never was quite sure.

(I skipped that chapter in Geography.)

Alan Burnett said...

Thanks for the tour. It is almost as good as being taken around and shown all the sites for real. Finding out about other peoples "back yards" is yet another delight of being part of the blogging community.

The Retired One said...

Brian: We even climbed some ourselves...but more like the rocks there...not the cliffs. ha

Going: The water is refreshing, all right! No, we pronounce it like Aisle, not eel. Also, we tell all the out of towners it is Sow-na not Saw-na for a sauna. But either way, Presque Isle is beautiful. ha

Wanda said...

Now I'm a little too relaxed after taking in your beautiful sky and water...I'm drifting off....

DJan said...

Some of these pictures look familiar. Didn't I see that one of the walkway before? Anyhow, they are fun to look at again! And the waves, the water, the wind, all are really picturesque.

Cathy Clementz said...

Da water she looks cold!!! I can't wait till I can get out and about!! I'm thankful for the campground and lodging business, but GEEZ!!! I'd love to go some place pretty, so thanks for taking me there...sort of!

rainfield61 said...

With some climbing, we are able to see beautiful shots. Great!

Shelley said...

Another place I have to visit! Great photos - I always like to see waves crashing against the rocks!

The Retired One said...

Alan: You are welcome. I love looking at each other's scenery too.

Wanda: Glad to relax ya. ha

DJan: the walkway is the same walkway to the lighthouse as before, but this was an entirely different ship and the other pictures of the Cove haven't been shown before. I suppose a lot of Lake Superior shoreline looks the same as others I have posted, too. I just love Lake Superior and all of the shoreline that goes with it.

Cathy: I think the news said Lake Superior is only 54 degrees. Our lake today was 76 according to our fish finder on our boat. So...yes LS is freezing cold! I never swim there.

Rainfield: yes, we did some climbing to get the shots. Glad you liked them!

Shelley: You must visit Presque Isle when you come up here, for sure!

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful area. Your photos are so good too. My wife and I sat on the shore up there back in 1989 and painted pictures. We need to come back up and do it again. If I can find the painting I will show it to you sometime. Great blog as always.

blushing rose said...

Literally one can 'see' the life in your pics. They are wonderful. TTFN ~Marydon

A New England Life said...

What a beautiful place! Wonderful photos too! I'm sure you enjoyed being there and taking them. Love the lighthouses ; )

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Learned about Lake Superior during my geography lessons , oh so long ago! Thank you for showing Presque Isle too.

grannyann said...

What a pretty place!!!

The Retired One said...

L.D.: You are officially invited back up to paint some more pictures up here...our color season will be coming in about a month..those would make great scenes to paint on the lakeshore. If you decide to come up and do that, make SURE you email me...the four of us will have dinner. How great would that be? And, you could come and see our huge Lake Michigamme, too which is only about 50 minutes from Marquette!

Blushing: Thanks so much..I really love to take waves splashing,so I am glad the movement shows up well in the photos!

New England: I knew with your love of the water and large boats you would like to see Lake Superior too. I LOVE your water and boat pictures so much, too...maybe we should swap homes for a vacation. ha

Keats: You are welcome...I am glad someone, somewhere is teaching folks about the Great Lakes, because they are remarkable!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's just beautiful there! I can see why people would paint pictures of the Coast Guard station, it's really pretty. I wonder how old it is?

Bernie said...

Amazing... to see the rocks, water, waves, cliffs.....I feel I am so fortunate to be able to come here and view your beautiful photographs. (I even think I got a better view than the seagull) Thank you Joan, your post are always great!.....:-) Hugs

lizzie said...

Beautiful photographs. Seascapes are my favourite.

Sue said...

Marquette is such a great town. I love the bike paths they have along the shore. Nice parks. Beautiful downtown. Ack-I gotta get back up there for a visit!

The Retired One said...

Grannyann: Yes, it is a beautiful place.

Catherine: I should know how old it is, but I don't. It has been there for as long as I remember as a kid, but it wasn't red before when I was little.

Bernie: you are more than welcome. It is my pleasure to bring these photos to everyone.

Lizzie: I love being anywhere there is water, too.

Sue: If you do plan a trip up here, you HAVE to give me an email to let me know when so we can get together and meet and maybe have dinner! That would be fantastic.

Sandi McBride said...

What beautiful shots of a glorious landscapes! And waterscapes that take my breath away!

Insanity Kim said...

Ohhh the pics of water!

Ahhhhhh... :)

The Retired One said...

Sandi: So glad you liked them. There is so much beauty to shoot photos of on all of Lake Superior's shorelines!

Insanity: Oh, honey...come for a visit!!! I would love to show you around here. Just name the date and I will be waiting! (Hint for you though, if you don't like cold and snow, July and August are warmest. Sept. and Oct. are breathtaking for the changing leaves, but it gets quite a bit colder fast!)

SquirrelQueen said...

I love all your photos, favorites are the crashing waves on the rocks! I want the view that little seagull has, I think you might be right about it being the best view.

Great photos.


Jientje said...

I nearly missed this one, that would be a shame! The scenery is breathtaking! So beautiful, I love it all, crashing waves, seagulls, rocks ... but especially the lighthouse! I don't know why but I LOVE lighthouses. Almost as much as windmills. There is something about them ...

The Retired One said...

SquirrelQueen: Thanks. Yes, I am always taking photos of the crashing waves or any kind of water movement. I find it hypnotizing.

Jientje: Don't be missing any of my blogposts, now! Always check that I didn't do more than the top one. ha
I love lighthouses too. I would LOVE to see old ones here, only some new wind turbines, which aren't pretty. ha

Ratty said...

This place is just amazing. I especially like the third picture. That's what Heaven should look like.

The Retired One said...

Ratty: There are lots of places in the U.P. that look like heaven should look like...come up and visit and you will see!

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