Sunset - Warren Dunes

Sunset - Warren Dunes
Sunset - Warren Dunes - Thunderheads and gulls

Quetico Provincial Park

Quetico Provincial Park
Quetico Provincial Park

Skimming the surface for dinner

Skimming the surface for dinner
Skimming the surface for dinner

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A malted and a smoothie



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As we prepared to leave MI for a few days we stopped by the Beach Bucket on Red Arrow Highway before going into the Warren Dunes State Park.  I got a blueberry-yogurt smoothie at the Beach Bucket and G got a malted. Then down or up the road we went!


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer Sunsets


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No sunset is the same as the one preceding it. Here is a video of the July 22 sunset, with thunderheads over the horizon.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

The weather at Latitude 41.901439

In the northern latitude where we spend about 7 months of the year, we find ourselves on the cusp of warm and cold fronts. That makes for some interesting weather during the warm weather months. One day it's 65F and the next it's 85F.

This, I have concluded, is why man invented air conditioning.

However, when those cold fronts move down from the north the skies turn clear blue, the humidity falls and the nights are very cool. On other days the fronts move northward, the humidity skyrockets to 85-90% and the thunderstorms commence as the front moves by.

A couple of days ago we were treated to a sudden shift in weather as a warm front moved northward. Rain began at about 4:00am and by 7:00 we not only had a significant downpour, but then we were treated to hail. However, a few hours later the sun dried it all out and we biked to the lakefront and discovered that the sun worshippers were at the beach. As this weather "tug of war" goes on, we also get some wonderful rainbows.













Saturday, July 8, 2017

Krasl Art Fair



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The Krasl Art Fair is underway. A beautiful, sunny and mild day.

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A short video:



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Campground visitors


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Sharing the campsite with nature. Sometimes one has to watch where they put their feet. Guess we'll be eating lunch in today.

Yellowstone Seismic Activity




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This morning a friend posted that she had been woken up by a 5.8 magnitude earth quake in Lincoln, Montana. That's about 250 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone is on our bucket list. We'll do a northern trek to get to Yellowstone and beyond.

The USGS has an observatory in Yellowstone. Following image courtesy of USGS.
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

"The supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park has been hit with more than 400 earthquakes since June 12. Researchers say it's nothing to be alarmed about, though....... In a statement to the Star Valley Independent, scientists from the University of Utah -- which monitors the volcano -- said the earthquake swarms are nothing new.  “This is the highest number of earthquakes at Yellowstone within a single week in the past five years, but is fewer than weekly counts during similar earthquakes swarms in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010.”

Here are a few links.

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/yellowstone/

https://watchers.news/2017/07/02/yellowstone-volcano-earthquakes-june-2017/

http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sunsets on the Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan



Last glow of the setting sun


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A couple of sunset videos. We walk to the lakeshore to view the sunset as do many others. However as the park closes at 10:00pm and it is dark, if we decide we will stay to full dark we will drive in. Takes a season pass, which is inexpensive.