2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach SlideshowIMG_4420 We woke up to rain this morning, but it stopped by the time we finished breakfast.

Today’s drive across the U.P. from Kinross to Ishpeming, MI was a drive through pine forests, pine forests and more pine forests.

Finally, we emerged from the forests and found ourselves on the shores of Lake Superior.

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We noticed several roadside pull outs with beach access, and couldn’t resist stopping.

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It didn’t take me long to shed my shoes and roll up my jean legs.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-4

2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-5Soon, Ron could not resist the temptation to join  me.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-6  There are no shells in Lake Superior, but there are lots of small stones, some of them agates.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-7 It was fun to see who could find the best one.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-8 And of course, while Ron searched the waters, I couldn’t keep from snapping just a few more photos.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-92009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-10   After an hour or so, we decided we were hungry enough for lunch, and headed back. 2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-12

A sandwich, chips and an apple served at the rail fence, with such a view,  tasted like a feast.2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-13

As we ate, Ron spotted something through the haze that turned out to be a large freighter (viewed much better through the binoculars than through the camera.

2009 - August - Lake Superior Beach Slideshow-14 Today was just a reminder, that some of the best things in life are still free, and may be as close as a stop by the side of the road.

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Kinross to Ishpeming

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