Thursday, July 10, 2008

Day at the Dunes

4th of July Weekend, so we all pile in the car and head to Dunes. I think those of us in the midwest take the dunes of southwest Michigan for granted. I really don't think there are such great, big, sugar-sand dunes next to a lake like this anyplace else. The big dune here is 260 feet high... and this is nothing like The Sleeping Bear Dunes farther north at 600 feet.
Lake Michigan water temperature is 65 degrees, but that doesn't stop these people!



View from the top. Every year I say I have to get to the top or I might as well cash in my chips, or whatever. I made it again! Running down is, of course, the fun part...


2 comments:

June said...

I have never seen such high sand dunes! Don't think I would have made it to the top...

Beth said...

Thanks for the dune photos.

I've walked up the highest dunes on the East Coast, at Nags Head State Park on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The highest one is either 135 or 110 feet high (Encylopedia Brittanica vs state park website). Here's a link to the website for the park, with some beautiful photos. http://www.jockeysridgestatepark.com/

To see more photos of the dunes, go to www.google.com and search for nag head dunes - then click on the Images tab for Google.

- from Beth in Asheville, NC