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Michigan Beach

Prints available. This grunge style vintage photograph was taken in the summer on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette. This was the beach of my childhood, a wonderful place to enjoy the sand – yet, notice how few people are actually in the water? Brrr…


20 responses to “Michigan Beach”

  1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    What a beautiful throwback memory Phil! The water is that cold huh??? 🥶🥶🥶

    1. Phil Avatar

      Hi Kym. In this case, a powerful overnight rainstorm carried with it all the warmer surface water offshore, further out into the lake. I can’t say exactly, but would guess that as a result the water was 15 degrees colder (and, its never very warm to begin), with several dozen people (including me) swimming the day before. It was a shocking experience…pun intended. 😆

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        Love your pun Phil!!! 😝 😜 🤪 My goodness, it’s interesting how Mother Nature can change things in a heartbeat huh? I know you have some beautiful and fun memories from such childhood adventures! Love it!!! 💖

  2. Aeriana Liana Avatar
    Aeriana Liana

    Awesome photo.

  3. Michele Lee Avatar

    Love the vintage vibe. Beautiful photo. Sure looks like a wonderful place to be a kid enjoying life. I am sure you have great memories.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Same here, glad you like it Michele. Yes, many fond memories, indeed, and a respect for the power of nature – Lake Superior storms were an impressive sight. I appreciate your thoughtful comments, and its always nice to see your lovely smile to start the day. 😘🍀

      1. Michele Lee Avatar

        Thank you Phil. I am sure you saw some incredible storms there. I have seen my share of monsoons and a few tornadoes in Denver, but the wildest storm ride I experienced was a fierce tropical storm in Rocky Point when I was a teen. 🌪 Happy Friday eve to you!

        1. Phil Avatar

          Just as your smile brightened the start of my day, your presence this evening is most welcome, as well. How nice of you to stop by, my lovely friend – I was actually reading one of your posts just now. I do enjoy certain weather events and bet that the tropical storm at Rocky Point 🌪 left quite as impression. You’re referring to Mexico, yes? Thank you, Michele ~ Happy Friday eve to you 🤗

  4. louiseaprimeau Avatar

    I remember how cold that Lake Michigan 64F water was even in August and September in 1998. I can’t remember the town on the lake but it was about an hour from Grand Rapids where we were staying. However, Lake Superior is even colder as far as I remember it. And that is even further in time, back to the 70s when mom and dad brought us on a cross Canada camping trip. See all the memories one blog post can uncover? Thanks Phil!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Right on, dear Louise ~ I’m happy to share in such fond recollections 🙂 Perhaps the town you visited may have been Holland, Grand Haven or Saugatuck? There are several others, of course. What I remember about temperatures in Lake Superior was that, no matter how warm the top few feet of surface water was, diving below the surface became colder quickly!

      1. louiseaprimeau Avatar

        It was Muskegon. It bothered me to the point that I had to verify it on a map. 😁

        1. Phil Avatar

          Ah, yes…Muskegon 😁 Very nice 🌊

  5. Robin King Avatar

    Cold lake water – the best!!! Memorable image!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Yes, a wonderful location and times 💯 Glad you like it, dear Robin 👍

  6. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    What a great picture and place to grow up Phil! Love the memories!💕

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, my dear Cindy ~ it was indeed great fun with the lake, beaches and islands. Wishing you a wonderful weekend 🤗🌹

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re most welcome Phil!
        Lovely to revisit for sure!
        Thanks my friend! Off to a great start!!! Thank you so much!

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