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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Point Abbaye in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan

One of the pristine places on Lake Superior is close to a little town in the U.P.

It is called Point Abbaye.
We had a very unusual week of very hot October temperatures and happened to have company
with us for five days.

We immediately thought of taking them there, because we knew the autumn leaves were still up and the rocks and scenary would be delightful there.

Today, I have some pictures to share with you of our trip to this lake wonderland.



The rocks on the shore here are volcanic looking. Rugged and full of lichen and sharp design:
The shale under the water are amazing shades of greens, oranges and yellows too.































As an added bonus, you can look out and see the Huron Islands in the distance:






The islands look close enough to swim to, but believe me, they are not!:
There is supposed to be a lighthouse on one of the Huron Islands, and someday I am going to find someone with a "seaworthy" boat to take me there to take pictures. See this LINK.




To think that Mother Nature painted all these rocks on Lake Superior. They are amazing!:































































We were incredibly lucky. The day we were there it was sunny, warm, colorful
and best of all? =
NO ONE else was there.
No one.
We had the solitude of the crashing waves and natural beauty all to ourselves.
It was heaven.

Come visit me, I will take you there.....

16 comments:

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what calming and peaceful photos!
such great captures!!
i love your photography.

stopping by to say thank you for following CUT AND DRY, and return the same. nice to meet you and hope you're having a good weekend.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what wonderful pictures! if you like join us on *highlight sunday* :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us, what an amazing lake...hard to call it a lake, it looks more like the ocean.

Sandra said...

i am afraid i will have to content myself with our trip together today. so much beauty in those rocks and stones. the weather is upside down, you are warm we are cold. our normal temps for Oct are lows in 70's and highs of 87 and up. we have been at 52 and 54 for 4 days now. yesterday our high was 72 and this am 52. what's up with the weather??

TexWisGirl said...

incredibly beautiful! stunning.

Jeanette said...

I'm sorry I missed it on our trip up there a few years ago! Looks like it goes on my list for the next time!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Upper Michigan looks suspiciously like the Minnesota side of the North shore. Always beautiful.

Rita said...

Gorgeous pictures. The rocks and the trees look painted. How lucky to have the place to yourselves. You really have an eye for amazing shots! :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for following my invitation! :)

Snapper II said...

Stunningly beautiful scenery. You have captured it well.

Brian Miller said...

neat...would not mind sitting on the rocks listening to the water...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each scene is gorgeous. We have been given such a beautiful world to enjoy.

Eva Gallant said...

the lakes are indeed beautiful and peaceful.

SquirrelQueen said...

You were so lucky to have such a beautiful place all to yourselves. The colors in the water and the changing leaves on shore are both very beautiful.

Kim, USA said...

I know the Upper Peninsula is an awesome place. Hope to visit this place next year ^_^

L. D. Burgus said...

This is a wonderful area. It is magical up there.

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