Showing posts with label sunset on Lake Michigan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunset on Lake Michigan. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tana on the road, Saugatuck Douglas Michigan

Twas a perfect weather day, sun, blue skies, temps warm but not humid. Totally amazing and delightful.

Man and I, after another lazy morning in Tana, jumped in Big Butt and headed north on the Blue Star Memorial Highway (A2). Stopped at a roadside stands and found some huge peaches, mmm good, $5.00 for 14 of em. We pulled off at the West Side County Park somewhere in Allegan County, accessed the beach, and took the necessary beach photo.

Lunch was again outside, this time at The Butler Deck, Saugatuck. We took a LONG time and enjoyed every minute. After a desert of Hudsonville Ice Cream, a local favorite which we have enjoyed many times at Gun Lake, we meandered around town, in and out of the shops. On review of the photos of the day, I discovered I enjoyed the flowers more than the shopping. See:

We drove around Douglas and the general area, just absorbing the atmosphere, no hurry, no specific plans, just wandering.

Just before sunset a few light high clouds rolled in, which make for great sunset photos, we took over 100, very hard to pick the best of the best, you decide.

Wonderful end to a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tana on the road, South Haven Michigan

Yesterday after a lazy morning, Man and I jumped in Big Butt and rode up to South Haven.

A late lunch was done dockside at Captains Lou's Bar & Grill. Spotted this while sitting there. Gotta wonder how they water that plant, yes, it is real.

Next stop, Michigan Maritime Museum, right next door, where we spent an enjoyable hour or so. Home of the Evelyn S. As you can see from this photo, the Evelyn S. is in dry dock, a perfect hidey hole for this bird's home.

Her helm.

A visit to to South Haven cannot be complete without a visit to her lighthouse. Photo in silhouette, on purpose.

While we were walking along the river we were priviledged to see the Friends Good Will come in from a trip to Wisconsin.

A google for information on the Friends Good Will quickly turned up several web sites, an independent site is here, and of course, the Michigan Maritime Museum site.

Later back at Van Buren State Park we took a walk down to the beach, Man suggested what he claimed was a "short cut". Hmmmmpphhhh, what it was was a strenous hike UP a sand dune and back down again to the beach. As we got close to the actual beach we found these kids who had ridden their bikes on the same route we took.

And here they are trying to go home, ya, right, steep uphill, soft sand dune, gotta wonder, are they still out there, hope not!

Sunset was muted by clouds. This is auto-correct by Adobe, thought it was striking, colors, of course, not true.

Thank you Tana for a wonderful day, thanks also to Man, and Mother Nature, but of course!