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 sight of the end of the pier, from the channel boardwalk.
This vessel went deep into Lake Michigan on aux power.
The front side features a heavy concrete structure that looks like a ship’s bow, to break waves headed toward the lighthouse.
It was in the upper 50s and breezy, so the beaches were quiet.
A tern. Much less common than a gull.
A close-up of the top of the lighthouse, retouched for effect.
A catamaran sits, unattended, on the beach on the north side of the channel.
Mel says this sculpture used to be elsewhere.
Bouy marking the other side of the channel.
This ship supports marine research conducted by Grand Valley State University.
Going on duty.
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.
A bird’s nest fit for a flock of queens.
Some kids were flying a kite on the beach.
A perpetual flame across from the Coast Guard station.
All photos were shot with my Nikon D3100 with a Nikkor 55-300 lens, in auto mode.