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Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Adventures...............................

Today Laura and I took off on one of our adventures. First we went to breakfast, I was hungry so we did that before we left town, just as well we did. I forgot my camera and my phone. The very reason we were going out. To take pictures. Anyway I had two eggs and cheese hashbrown casserol. IT was OK but I would have prefered regular hashbrowns but the toast and marmalade made up for that. So, we stopped by the house on the way back and picked up the cameras gave the poodles some more treats and left heading for Point Betsie. Did I say it was cold? It was bloody freezing. 28 degrees and windy, but at least not as windy as the last few days.
Laura took this picture. I didn't get that angle and I like it.
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Here are a couple of mine.
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I was hoping to get the ice pictures but the ice was almost gone, still I did take a couple of pretty ones. Walking was easy because the sand is frozen.
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We have seen some great pictures by brave souls who went there mid winter and got wonderful shots. From there we went down into Frankfort hoping for some great wave pictures but alas, no waves so I didn't even get out. Still trying the thaw out from the beach. The sun came out and it went up to 30degrees. Wow, the sun was warm if you stood out of the wind. It was lovely and refreshing. Cleared out the lungs.
So not even stopping at Frankfort beach we headed for the Platte River. I remembered that I never did take Laura there. So we set back on the trail home. We passed these cute guys, Mersangers I think.
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Saw a couple of deer but missed that shot. We got to the Platte River and turned down the road, we were lucky and there was no one there. Laura really liked that area and will be taking visitors there this summer as well as Robert and the kids. It is as beautiful as the Outer Banks in the Carolina's, in summer especially. Today we had it to ourselves. We stood on the beach and saw two Bald Eagles fly off.
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The Platte River runs into Lake Michigan. It is among pretty dunes and woodlands.
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If it had not been so cold we would have gone over to the sand bar but no way without getting very wet. That would have really frozen our toes.
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The winds have brought down quite a few trees, and a lot of people are without power. Fortunately not us, but we saw the signs all around of trees down on trails and back roads.
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Laura took us a selfie and a picture of me wearing Tristens hat. I need to get my knitting needles out and make us both our own hats.
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We walked back along the ridge among the trees out of the wind. The wind must have cleared out all the snow, just a few patches here and there.
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Look at this.......strawberry leaves
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and a blue blue sky
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After we left Platte River we were going to see if we could see any more deer, we have gone down to Esche Road beach but didn't get out we were still warming up. So we took off down the dirt road but didn't get far.
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So after stopping to get a snack we went to Port Oneida to check out our usual stomping grounds. Laura was very brave and we went up into the hills on the dirt tracks. No snow in the woods and it was not muddy so we did well. Still warming up, but got out to take pictures. Found a heart somewhere
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Turning into Port Oneida we saw these two having a chat.
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No deer though. We saw a few Hawks. Loads of Crows in big flocks (Murders) but normally around here we only see them in family groups. This guy was rather big but too far away for a good picture. We saw a juvenile Bald Eagle in a tree. He didn't cooperate.
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Still we saw them and were happy for that much. We wonder WHY don't we ever see bear. I mean they are waking up, they are all around here yet we never see them. Laura said it's because the Lord is keeping them away from us because we would want to pet them. Sigh..............probably right. Sheesh!!!!!!! Guess we have to be content with the regular suspects but it was so nice to see a Fox and the Bobcat, we don't ask for much. Just a picture.
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Felicia said...

That lighthouse is really pretty. Glad you had a good time even though you froze.

Merlesworld said...

That was a very busy day bet you it was fun even if freezing.
That lighthouse is very different but frozen sand never seen that in my life.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I love lighthouses. We climbed the one in Pt. Huron, Michigan and also I think the one in St. Augustine, FL. There is one in Michigan City, IN which is not too far from us. Nancy

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like a grand adventure, even though it was so cold. Hard to imagine frozen sand. Must be a weird feeling.Great series of pictures.

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great day, full of adventure! I love the pictures of you two!! That heart in the tree is so special! Great photos! Big Hugs!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Look at those icicles...look wonderful indeed..