I had a goal to travel around the lower loop of Lake Michigan, one of the great lakes, stopping at coastal towns and cities, and dunes parks along the way and photographing the lake shoreline, beaches, breakwaters and dunes. Why? I wondered if one lake and lake shoreline would look differently as it stretched along a coast.
Well, it’s a large loop of a lake–22,390 square miles long, bordering four states. My coastal, aquatic travel adventure occurred over the year, 2012. As I visited the shore at the many towns and parks, I began to appreciate the vastness, wilderness and changing beauty of the lake and parks. I learned anew about the coastal culture and mix of towns from working class, upscale, big city, tourist harbor town, and growing communities.
I’m glad I took this journey to various destinations along one beautiful great lake–Lake Michigan. Here is the photo essay of the journey, the Lake Michigan Series.
Along the Shore of Lake Michigan
More posts and pictures on other bloggers’ goals at: Sunday Post: Goals
Earlier posts and pictures about parks and towns I visited on my year-long trip around the lower loop of Lake Michigan starting on the east coast:
Google Map of Journey