Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Grand Haven...again!

You may remember a post I did a little over a week ago about walking the pier at Grand Haven. Well, this afternoon we went back again.
I was at work and kept hearing how windy it was outside. When I left work, they were talking on the radio about how high the waves were; 10-12 feet!
Bob had the day off today, so when I got home, we took a little drive to see the waves at Lake Michigan.


This is the water in the channel. As we were walking, water was splashing up over the boardwalk. We saw one lady get splashed and she ended up soaked from the chest down!
If you look at the pier in the picture above, you can see people at the left side of the picture, standing on the pier. The rest of the pier was closed to walking, which was good as the waves were sweeping right across it.


Look at the size of those waves! If you look closely, you can see 2 people, holding surfboards standing on the pier to the right of the inner light.
Yes - people were surfing out there!


Here you can see them coming in.


There is a little speck in the middle of the water, under the outer light - another surfer.


Here's one of those waves hitting the lighthouse. There is also another surfer in this shot - in the foam directly beneath the inner light.
It was fun seeing the lake in a completely different state than it was the last time we were there!

18 comments:

Pat said...

This really shows how mighty that lake can be!
What a beautiful thing to see, I'm going to move to your side of the state!

Mike Golch said...

it is amazing to whatch when one of the Great Lakes get mean spitited.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's amazing that that's a lake. It resembles typical ocean waves. Those are some brave surfers.

Karin said...

Wow - that's majestic! So beautiful!

Aspiemom said...

I always enjoy your pictures!

Sue O said...

Still having trouble with the "lake as ocean" concept. Do people usually surf on the lake?

Just Mom said...

Wow! That's a lake!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful...oh so very beautiful!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me at Driftwood Tree on the Shore. Have a great Wednesday.

Connie said...

We were there too but didn't see you.

~Ginger said...

Yes, hard to believe the calm and beautiful spot we just stood in now looked like this. Majestic God we serve!!!

Beautiful photos! I so wished we could have gone, but it didn't work out. Glad we can enjoy your talent with the camera.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Love the lake!!!

Cherdecor said...

Those surfers......craaaaaaazee!

Angel said...

Wow, I had no idea there were ever waves like that on Lake Michigan!! I have never been there, but it's on the list of places to go!!

Great pictures!!

Tammy said...

There is so much grandness in HIS sink isn't there? I love the oceans, lakes & quaries with all my passion. Just something so powerful & yet so quiet and serene in water. Hugs. Tammy

Sandra said...

Wow those are stunning...I miss living by the water :)

Kim said...

Love to see the lake like that!

Musicaljean said...

I am in awe. Just in awe. What a Creator! And what an amazing creation for us to enjoy!

Rebecca said...

You got some amazing pictures, Mari! Majestic, loud, powerful, mesemerizing--those waves.

Makes me very lonesome for the Great Lake. We used to be close(r) to South Haven...