Life's a Beach: show us beaches, beach towns and life at the shore

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The Off-Season at Silver Beach (St. Joseph, Michigan)

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Empty Seats for Swingers


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Silent Structure -- Slides and Sand
 

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Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is an area of Northwest Lower Michigan. In this image, small boats ply Glen Lake today while a barrage of weekend hiking warriors (the specs in the sand) embark on "The Dune Climb". The dunes you see here separate Glen Lake from Lake Michigan, which lies just the other side of that ridge. It is part of a miles long complex of dunes that draw tourists from around the world every year. Many of the dunes rise 300-400 feet above the Lake's surface, offering spectacular views of the Lakes and surrounding landscapes to those who reach the top. Of course there is an easier way to get there. The National Park Service has a road with designated overlooks to park and get out of the car. That's the option I normally choose. I passed on the scenic overlooks today because I am sure they were quite congested. Normally through the summer it is open 7 days a week, but when Covid hit they shut everything down. Now it is only open on weekends. That makes for crowded attractions, which I am more than happy to avoid at the moment. Still, it is a beautiful drive in an air conditioned car on a day like today with temps tapping 90 degrees. I can't imagine walking up those dunes on the hot sand. The only thing I can imagine that might be worse would be to get married again.
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These are from a previous stop at Sleeping Bear Dunes. These were taken from a provided lookout a little south (left) of the previous image.

This image is looking north, or toward the area of my previous post...
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And this image is looking south, taken from the same lookout, about 400 feet above the surface of Lake Michigan. Notice the 'dune climbers' in this image...
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Those who decide to hike down to the lake have a long, long climb back to the top. This year the water level of Lake Michigan is a few feet higher than when I shot these images, so there is no flat 'beach' left at the bottom to visit. This is a safety issue because if someone had a medical emergency at the bottom, the Park Service or first responders used to be able to run the beach with quad or three wheelers to get them to a hospital, or at least medical attention. Now that option is gone.

These images really don't do this area justice. Even though I've included people in the last image for scale, you still don't get a sense of how high up and how vertical it is from the beach.
 

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Afternoon and evening images around Mercer Bay and South Piha beach, Auckland, NZ. Using Olympus E-M5 MkII and 12-40 Pro or 40-150 Pro lenses.
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Live from the beach, thnx to Ol Share. Allthough I can’t really see well what I doing.

Flood, wind & waves.

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Drinking a coffee, glad I’m not in the water
 
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