A Cold Morning Walk Along Lake Superior

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This picture of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse was well worth freezing in the cold for.

MarquetteOctober 29, 2013 - I had a little extra time as I drove into Marquette for work yesterday morning, so I decided to go for a walk along the Lake Superior shoreline. At 30 degrees, this walk was definitely going to be a short one. It really didn’t feel that cold when I started, but as the wind picked up near the shore, I really started to feel it.  With the wind as as strong as it was, the waves were amazing. I just had to stop and snap a few pictures. Sadly, many of the pictures I took were blurry — I was shaking so badly from the cold and biting wind — but the ones that turned out are beautiful.

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Even though it’s a little blurry because I was shaking from the cold, I still like this shot of the ore docks.

As I walked quickly along the shoreline, I listened to the waves crashing over the rocks in McCarty’s Cove. The beach is officially closed for the season, but there is still plenty of room to walk there and enjoy the sights and sounds the big lake has to offer. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the beach.

If you have time to catch the sunrise in the morning, I would definitely recommend doing so from the picturesque shores of Gitche Gumee. However, the wind was so strong near the shore that it cut right through my jacket. If you’re going to go for a walk first thing in the morning along the big lake, you’d better bundle up and make sure you bring your camera! You can even submit your pictures to be included in one of our Great Lakes Radio Community Galleries.

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