Monday, February 6, 2012

52 Week Photo Project – Week 5 Favorite Place

beach water sky 2

The theme for Week 5 was "I left my heart in…" If I had my druthers, I would have gone back to Hawaii to take some digital photos, but it was not in the cards. For you see, Hawaii IS where I left my heart, but all of my photos are on film. I found an excellent back up, though – Warren Dunes, Lake Michigan.

beach water sky 1

Dwight and I managed to go back in October last year. Yep, this is October!

dunes treeline

It was an incredible day; probably the perfect day. It was really warm without being crazy-hot, sunny all day, and the beach was gloriously free of the hoards of humanity that frequent it during the actual beach season.

rentals sign

paddle board

We got an early start and made a stop at Meijer to pick up an a umbrella or some other contraption to keep me out of the sun. Remember this post? Yeah, I'm totally serious about being protected in the sun. Seeing as we were going to be baking on the beach for hours and not just out and about, I wanted physical cover instead of just sunscreen. I don't like being baking in the sun, even covered in sunscreen; I get way too hot and start feeling icky.

beach tent

We found this tent and It. Was. Perfect. I abso-freakin-lutely love it. It's my new BFF. I was happy as a clam in there. It was GLORIOUS.

view from tent
My view from the tent. Heaven.

Look at these vistas? Gorgeous. If you haven't been to Lake Michigan or any of the Great Lakes, you might not realize how vast they really are. If I can't be in Hawaii, I'll take the Lake Michigan coast any day.

D-kayaks in bkg

I did leave a little bit of my heart on this beach that beautiful day in October. It was one of my very best days of 2011.

K-more kayakers


  1. I just want to tell you that this makes me smile :)

  2. Perfect timing! We are supposed to get flurries tomorrow and I do not like the cold, so pictures of blue waters and white sands cheered me right up! I like that tent too! I could curl up in there and read all day long.

  3. This looks like a beautiful beach to visit! Lovin the tent also! We live in Ohio so maybe this would be a great place to visit! Thanks for sharing! Loved it!

  4. This place is SO beautiful. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.

    - Lanie


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