Doodads — campground walk 121221

I’m trying to keep going with fitness even as the weather gets chillier (even if no snowier!) There has been a mighty wind blowing here for days.  At Lake MI the wind becomes king.  I decided to walk where I could enjoy the lake environment but not get frozen by the winds.  What better place than a campground where the dunes buffered the wind?   

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This app has a gps tracker on it. So easy to use! I love my new phone!
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me with the dune behind and the lake behind that.
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Poster showing Lake Michigan, West Michigan, and some of the lighthouses along the lake.
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poster showing dunes formation and ecology
one of just two mini cabin campsites here. I see a snow shovel so wonder if they can be rented in winter?
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diehard December campers. I admire these individuals, and actually it hasn’t been that cold the past few days. In the 40’s (F)
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This is how the campsites are marked. I was surprised there were so many of them in this campground. The State makes a bundle in camping fees in the summer as this place is packed all season (as are all of the State Parks!)
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then i came upon this sign. 106??? They pack them in like sardines! That said, most campers probably spend most of their days on the beach, so no big deal.
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such a gorgeous day for a walk
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a nice wheelchair-accessible sidewalk out to a wooded outlook and stairway down to the lake (not wheelchair-accessible)
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now is that lovely or what
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stairway down to the beach.
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lake view from the lookout. Ahhhhhh
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You have to be a tough tree to survive out here on the dunes. I have named this one Chthulu.
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still standing

I took a video out at the lake yesterday also.  Because the sound is so loud, you might want to mute the video when you watch it.  I thought about adding a nice soundtrack, but I wanted you to hear what it sounds like out there.  I walked the campground road instead.  The dunes temper the king’s voice to a  whooshing white noise.



9 Comments Add yours

  1. Misky says:

    Lovely photos, too.


  2. Benn Bell says:

    I like to hike. Great pictures!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Benn. I prefer flat surfaces to hiking these days, but if I can ever get fit again…


  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Seems like a nice place to camp. Must be beautiful in the summer. There sure were a lot of spaces for people to set up. Those waves in the video were soothing to see, and the sunlight on the water is so pretty. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Barbara, Michigan is paradise in summer. Glad you enjoyed the soothing waves and sunlight on the water. There is healing in both of them.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. memadtwo says:

    Amazing skies! I also love the walkway to the beach. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, it was a perfect day for the lake. I love how the sky and the water are always changing color up against the clouds and the sand. I wish I could capture the whooshing white noise.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Great pictures Lisa…love the views…there is something sad about a cold beach.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You know it does feel like the water has turned its back on us and is doing its own thing in winter.

      Liked by 1 person

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