Lake Michigan in the Lower Peninsula

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Manistee National Forest coastline
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Summer doesn’t get much better than this!
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Relaxing until sunset – well worth the wait!
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We found a quiet cool dispersed site in the woods – stayed for 4 nights. The solar panels struggled to keep the battery charged but we slept so well. Nice to have a break from the heat.
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Nordic Dunes Wilderness – we enjoyed a day hike along the shore.
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And hung out for another gorgeous sunset!
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Michigan Recreation Area beach.
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Dunes protect all the shoreline.
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Can’t get tired of this!
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Manistee Light House where we hung out for lunch  – along with many others.
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This is a nice looking sunset but looks like the sun won’t melt into the lake.
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Ohhh – looks like we might have some delayed color…
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This is an “end of the world” sky! Unbelievable!
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A viewpoint of the coast – an easy hike just up some stairs!
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Another lighthouse.
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Do I look like I am captain of the ship? My grandfather was a cook on the freighters….not sure I could get used to that lifestyle.
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A life saving demonstration where Raggedy Ann got saved first while Andy clung on a bit longer.
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All the helpers pulled them to shore – good fun.
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Another sunset at Sleeping Bear Sand Dune area – our final on Lake Michigan. People had bonfires on the beach and I remember doing that as a kid. I would be cold and dripping wet from swimming while roasting a hot dog. We also did the dune climb every summer – before it was a National Lake Shore
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Lunch at the Mighty Mac bridge watching the Edmund Fitzgerald go underneath.

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