A Stroll in Grand Haven
My friend Mel and I recently met in Grand Haven, Mich., to enjoy coffee. I brought my camera, so we strolled from Washington St. all the way to the end of the pier. Selected (clickable) images from that excursion follow.
A tern. Much less common than a gull.
Bouy marking the other side of the channel.
A perpetual flame across from the Coast Guard station.
Many die diving into the channel or the lake from the end of the pier.
The top of the little marker at the end of the pier.
Going on duty.
Some kids were flying a kite on the beach.
A catamaran sits, unattended, on the beach on the north side of the channel.
A bird’s nest fit for a flock of queens.
It was in the upper 50s and breezy, so the beaches were quiet.
This ship supports marine research conducted by Grand Valley State University.
This vessel went deep into Lake Michigan on aux power.
A sight of the end of the pier, from the channel boardwalk.
Mel says this sculpture used to be elsewhere.
A close-up of the top of the lighthouse, retouched for effect.
The front side features a heavy concrete structure that looks like a ship’s bow, to break waves headed toward the lighthouse.
All photos were shot with my Nikon D3100 with a Nikkor 55-300 lens, in auto mode.