Tag Archives: great lakes

even in july lake superior is cold enough to take your breath away!


standing where the au train river empties into the lake superior at the au train scenic overlook and it is coooooold!

we’ve been here a few times over the years. i recalled shooting “lake superior in thirds here five years ago!

New Concerns About Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes ‘Garbage Patch’

as if the sediment pollution plumes weren’t reason enough to get skeeved out at the thought of swimming in the the great lakes, it turns out that new research shows the lakes have their very own version of the great pacific garbage patch consisting of tons of microscopic plastic particles that can’t be seen with the naked eye and levels of PAHs (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) twice as high as what is found in the world oceans.

lake huron in thirds.

lake huron in thirds.

the scene out on lake huron from some of the greatest stone skipping shores you’ll find anywhere – along the north coast of mackinac island.

it’s a little hard to tell, but the sky is actually a bank of fog that had receded a bit off the shore.

amusingly, i just realized that nearly three years ago to the day i shot lake superior in thirds.

i suppose i should continue on with the rest of the great lakes to complete the series.