About living and creating in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Presque Isle Paradise

Not far from our house, about 8.4 miles to be exact, lies a tiny island named "Little Presque Isle".  I think it's named that because in the city of Marquette there's a park called "Presque Isle" that's much bigger.  Little Presque is one of our favorite places to go to walk on the beach, swim, or just sit and listen to the waves.  We go there year round, and when it's frozen, it's easy to walk over to the island.  In summer, we stay to the west of the island, where it's more private.  June 30th and July 1st we spent the afternoons there.  Amazingly, the Lake was warm enough for swimming and there were no bugs - not one fly or other critter to disturb our paradise.  It's a short walk through the woods and my favorite part is the smell of the pine needles on a hot day.  Here's what it looks like as you're walking through the woods approaching the Lake.
We set up a tent in the shade for the afternoon.
No one was on the beach in either direction - that's "Little Presque" - the island.

It was in the 80's, hot in the sun, cool in the shade and absolute paradise!

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