Aug 15-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: August: Aug 15-11
Wave action    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mike Schneider
Water splash    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mike Schneider
Clear, cool, water    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Mike Schneider

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 07:40 am:

One of the most amazing things about Lake Superior is the depth you can see below, because the water is so clear. Mike Schneider gives us a peek at what I'm talking about with a wave that he stopped in mid-action, along with the splash of clear water on the rocks and then the amazing clarity of the rocks below the ripples of the Big Lake in the last photo. It's one of the few lakes that you can kayak along the shores and see the large rocks and anything else that's below you, even in depths of 20 - 25 feet deep in places. It truly is not what you would consider a lake to be, in size, clarity, depth and roughness during storms. Lake Superior acts more like an ocean, one filled with freshwater and the magic to draw people back to it time and time again.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 07:42 am:

We had one day to go to the lake and look for rocks. My hubby found some nice ones.

Very nice pictures!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 07:55 am:

Very nice pics...excellent detail and clarity!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 07:55 am:

Beautiful! The stones make the pictures colourful.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:12 am:

Awesome pictures!!! Mike you must check with "Lake Superior Magazine" about submitting them. They are great especially that wave action! They're right up there with my favorite rock scenes by David Woon. Thanks for sharing.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:39 am:

Beautiful! In the second photo it looks like someone tossed some moonstones and diamonds in amongst the pebbles.

By allen philley (Allen) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:55 am:

There are several places the stones have formed rows in the last picture.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:12 pm:

Actually, what your seeing Allen is the refraction of the wave ripples on the surface of the water showing down to the rocks. Still a neat photo; all 3 of them in fact.

I can't believe the amount of agates the Dr. and I found this time while up there. I haven't "officially" counted yet, but I would guess somewhere in the 40-50 range over 2 weeks and in all sizes too; from very small to golf-ball sized. The Dr. and I have already decided that after the GSA Conference in the Twin Cities in October, we are going to return to the Keweenaw for a couple days.......

By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:27 pm:

Dilemma for the day: which of these three pictures to set as my background. Wow!

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 04:27 pm:

Great pictures Mike! You really showed how clear Gitchee Gumee really is. Thank you for sharing.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 05:25 pm:

Great pics Mike! I wish I could just float around in that for awhile. It's my favorite great lake forsure!

By Mike Schneider (Upmike) on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 09:01 pm:

Appreciate all the kind comments! Lake Superior is truly awesome! I love just sitting and listening to the waves and looking at the stones.
Thank You Pasty Cam!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:19 am:

I don't know, Capt. Paul, I think Allen is right. Down about mid picture there's a sorta curly row of stones.

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