Tag Archives: Lake Michigan

FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

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CAT OF THE DUNES

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A SUBLIME SOJOURN IN SOUTH HAVEN

(South Haven, MI) We met Mary and Dave for a leisurely luncheon at Clementine’s yesterday, in a booth by a window. And then, of course, we strolled around town, from high to low and back again. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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SURF CITY, MICHIGAN

(Harbert, MI) I spent a lot of time in the surf at Surf City, New Jersey as a kid. Now, as an old fart, I get to hit the salt-free, shark-free surf in Lake Michigan at what I call Surf … Continue reading

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SWIMMING LESSONS

Life with Charley:You Can Go Home Againby Charles McKelvy Yes, you can go home again.Really!I base my claim on a recent realization I had while driving through the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. I realized as I drove north along … Continue reading

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PHOTO STOP AT 57TH STREET

(Chicago, IL) I had my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera at the ready Sunday as I motored home from the Monastery of the Holy Cross on what I call the scenic route along the south shore of Lake Michigan. … Continue reading

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SEA DUTY

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FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

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AL FRESCO DINING AT WDSP

Had me a high ol’ time Sunday afternoon, riding to the nearby Warren Dunes State Park in sylvan Sawyer, Michigan. Yes, WDSP is the only country club I would ever join. Why? Because it’s the people’s park, for the people, … Continue reading

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SHIP CROSSING

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ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF CHICAGO

I returned Sunday to the Chicago neighborhood of my early childhood: South Shore. Specifically, I checked in at the South Shore Cultural Center for a brief trip to the “necessary room.” It was ready and waiting, and, after a wee … Continue reading

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COMING ATTRACTION

With the explosive 4th of July holiday weekend being deposited into the memory bank, my thoughts naturally turn to winter. Labor Day is but nine weekends away, and then the gales of November will come early and soon the big … Continue reading

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SUN-DAPPLED DUNES

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LIGHT TRAIL

Friday’s 18-mile bike ride was all about following a trail of light from our house on sun-dappled Dune Road to and through Warren Dunes State Park and back to our house on sun-dappled Dune Road. The misty afternoon sun was … Continue reading

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SUITABLE FOR FRAMING

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THE OL’ SWIMMIN’ HOLE

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GOLDEN POND

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DUCHESS OF THE DUNES

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RUSHING THE SEASON

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THE MISSING MAN

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WATER COLOR

(Harbert, Mich.) A storm was coming Thursday afternoon, so I headed down to the lake with Flyboy the cat and Canon the PowerShot SX160 IS camera. When I saw the diffuse light, approaching storm clouds, and placid, silvery sea before … Continue reading

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RUNNER ON THE STORM

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SPRING BEGINS

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POLAR EXPRESSIONS

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MARDI GRAS IN MICHIGAN

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FEBRUARY SUNSET

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NO SWIMMING TODAY

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GOLDEN OLDIE

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DEEP BLUE SEA

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OPEN-WATER SWIMMING

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