Feb 18-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: February: Feb 18-15
A view of the Big Mac    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts
Paul's Dad    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts
Old Mackinaw Point Light    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts
Lake Michigan sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Paul Roberts

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 04:56 pm:

Paul Roberts and his Dad went on a winter expedition, enjoying the sunshine and snow along the way. His first photo with the viewing swing and the Mackinac Bridge off in the distance keeps me coming back time after time. I'm not sure what it is that draws me into it, but I just love the way the Big Mac stands out even from a distance.

Of course no trip through the Mackinac Straits area is complete without a stop in Mackinaw City. That's Paul's Dad (Paul pointed out that it wasn't him, since he doesn't have that much gray hair yet) with the telescope, looking out over Lake Huron, with the Bridge and Fort Michilimackinac alongside them.
I wonder if Paul and his Dad built the snowman in the picture of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse? He sure has a good view of the Straits from where he's standing.

Paul's last photo was snapped as the sun was rising over Lake Michigan. The land shots didn't have all that much snow accumulated, but this one shows there have been some wind and waves at work on the shoreline. And just in case you're wondering, Paul said he can attest to the Straits being completely frozen over this year and also commented how different it is visiting Mackinaw City and St. Ignace in the winter, as St. Ignace is where the ice bridge from Mackinac Island originates, so it's much busier there and Mackinaw City is quieter. In the summer months it's just the opposite.

By Eric Pohl (Ericmtu) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 05:05 pm:

Amazing pictures!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 05:08 pm:

That's a beautiful shot of the Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse! Have never seen it in snow.
Thanks, Paul....and your Dad.;)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:48 pm:

Terrific pictures. I really like the Lake
Michigan sunrise!! Thanks, Paul!

By Jose (Jtraveler) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:09 pm:

Great shots of Mackinac. Thanks, for posting :)

By Just me (Jaby) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:40 pm:

Great pics of our freezing winter wonderland!

By Paul Roberts (Grizzlyadams) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 01:35 am:

It was a very cold but awesome timTahquamenon Falls State
Parke. I've got a question though. We were going to go up to
Tahquamenon Falls but we didn't have time. For those who are
in the know, if it's a heavy winter will I need snow shoes to get
in? We're planning on going next year and I want to be ready.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 04:32 am:

Excellent pics.

By jeff pratt (Japratt) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:12 am:

Paul, I recommend carrying snow shoes anytime in da U.P., eh?

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 05:25 pm:

Paul, if you are going to the Upper Falls, there is usually a packed trail where all you need is boots. I think it's because of the brewpub and the snowmobiliers who stop, and also check out the falls.

By Paul Roberts (Grizzlyadams) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:15 pm:

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. I'll keep those comments in mind
next winter when we go. I'm looking forward to it as I've never
been to the falls before.

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