Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Great Storm.....Monday......Posted Tuesday!

Last Saturday I talked about our walk in the dark. The waters of Lake Michigan were calm and the air was warm. Monday, everything changed! The weather forecast was for a strong cold front to come in and high winds, up to 50 MPH! That being the case, they said the waves could reach 18 ft! Astounding! So, I packed myself in the car and drove to the other side of the channel, approximately 15 min. from the beach, parked my car and went to the fisherman's pier to take pics!

As you can see, the waves were not that big, but it was still an awesome sight! I love to see the rollers in the channel!

I noticed a lot of people standing on the dunes across the channel looking out at the lighthouse. That's when I realized that there was a person walking out on the pier with a surf board in hand. I was unable to photograph him, but I watched until he disappeared! He jumped in! Some friends did see him surfing, so I knew he was alright!
Notice in the picture above the yellow signs...........Check my walk in the dark post and notice the yellow sign in one of the pics! It's the same sign. There is never water that far up!

In these pics, you can see that the rollers are getting more intense. Awesome!!

The blue railings is along the fisherman's pier! It's a good thing I didn't go all the way out on it!

This shot is of the channel looking in the opposite direction. So cool!
Well, I was a bit disappointed, but as the day went on and the wind increased, the waves did get bigger! My husband and I went for a drive to gawk at them, and believe me, they WERE 18 ft! They were crashing into the lighthouse and engulfing it! Oh, if only we could have gotten pictures of that! But since we didn't, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it!
Thanks for reading!!!!


  1. Sounds really nice, I like your blog background, very cool how the starfish and shell stay like they are.

  2. Waiting for that cold front to come my way...all the way down south to Arizona and cool us down. They say tomorrow...yay! Never been to Michigan but it looks really beautiful by Lake Michigan. I love pics of places...lol.

  3. I love stormy weather as long as no-one is in danger,glad that surfer was ok.Great photos!

  4. We don't have storms where I leave, beautiful pictures

  5. Love those pictures, thanks for sharing.

  6. Great photos and you captured the stormy weather perfect!


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