Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Walkabout at the Great Lake!



My friends in North Carolina are big fans of the beach.

(You know the beach, don't you?  It's where the sharks get pi$$ed off at you for coming uninvited into their home.)

Now I don't have any real problems with the beach; in fact, I am a fan of shells and sand dollars.
But sticky salt air and lots of sand?  Notsomuch.


I am a fan of the great lakes, however.  I grew up on one (Ontario) and held a summer job on another (Erie) and my fave big city, Chicago, is on a third (Michigan). And when my mom had to have a surgical procedure, I was able to spend over a week on a lake.


If you have never woken to sound of the waves lapping the shore (and at a lake, it's generally a very gentle sound), you owe it to yourself to do it just once.  And if you've never been at the lake when the wind is whipping up (above), you owe it to yourself there, too.


It's funny--DL is not a water person, and he just doesn't get it.   
Y'all can keep your beach...I'll take a lake.

8 comments:

Michele said...

It's beautiful; enjoy your time there. I am a beach/lake person. Wherever you find it, water is always wonderfully refreshing to the soul.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kirby,
I grew up in MIchigan and was near the lakes all the time. Now that I live in the burbs of Chicago I love Lake MIchigan. I do love the sounds of the lake too. Your pictures are beautiful.
Have a great evening.
Kris

Rose L said...

I wholly agree with you about the beach. Sand always seems to get into every little crevice of the human body and I do not like the salt spray on my skin. I do like beach combing otherwise. I hear that the storms on some of the great lakes can be as bad as on an ocean!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So if I tell you to "go jump in the lake" you'll happily oblige?! :)

I like a lake but am partial to the sea and sandy and sticky salty air!

:) Linda

Dharma said...

You know where I live....that sounded spookier than I thought it would ;) I am in love with my Lake Erie. All girl gypsy night beach party at Secret Beach here off ThunderBay Road on Sunday night. Can you make it? :) Enjoy lady.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I'm with you. I will take a lake or a river over the ocean. Less chance of getting a bite take out of your toes!!

Bliss said...

No Lake Superior?

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I'm kind of with you, lakes are pretty awesome. Especially the greats. I don't necessarily like being in the water, just being able to be near it is pretty fantastic though.

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