Day at Sleeping Bear

Another beautiful day.  We headed off to Sleeping Bear this morning.  After the obligatory stop in Empire at the Earring Store (aka Secret Garden), we headed to Pyramid Point for a short hike.  The sun was out and so were lots of other people, but it is a great hike to the top to see the vista over Lake Michigan.

Birch Trees

Birch Trees

The view from the top is wonderful.  You can see North Manitou Island 7 miles away.

view from Pyramid Point

view from Pyramid Point

On the walk back down we saw this rose-breasted grosbeak.

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

We then moved on to one of the isolated beaches near Port Oneida.  Not too many people there today.

Isolated Beach near Port Oneida

Isolated Beach near Port Oneida

Rose looked for Petoskey stones and very quickly found two nice ones.

Looking for Petoskey Stones

Looking for Petoskey Stones

The beach is mostly small stones.

Rocks on the Shore

Rocks on the Shore

Next stop was the beach at Good Harbor.  It is a narrow beach, but nice sand.

Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand

I couldn’t resist the gull sitting on a piling out in the water.

Gull at Beach at Good Harbor

Gull at Beach at Good Harbor

It was a great day to spend at Sleeping Bear.  I’m glad I can use my senior pass that never expires.  There are so many wonderful places to explore.  I’ll probably never see them all.

Mark

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One Comment

  1. Eleanor Fry July 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    All beautiful pics Mark.Happy Rose found 2 stones!!Beautiful Grosbeak!!!!!!!!!Thank you for sharing and I’m sure you’ll see many places with your pass.

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