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I apologize for the absence. I was out of town and just got back from my vacation on Thursday so I wanted to share with you a bit of what I did while I was gone. To be honest, I haven`t seen that many beaches in my life. I`m not much of a beach person. Aside from that, the beaches that I`ve explored on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are hands down the best beaches that I`ve seen.
Why do I claim that they are the best? Mainly because the water is crystal clear, fresh water. You can go as deep as 5 feet and still see your toes through the water. I dislike salt water. It doesn`t make my skin feel good. Not only is the water clean and clear but on a hot sunny day, it is amazingly blue. Trust me, you`ll want to dive in it. You don`t have to worry about jelly fishes, sharks, or stepping on sea shells.
I would also highly recommend that you visit Pictured Rocks. Aside from the gorgeous beaches, there are these gorgeous rock formations and caves. You`ll have to be on a water in order to get a better view of these rocks. I was actually planning on kayaking there but unfortunetly the weather wasn`t so kind and the waves were choppy and strong, so we were unable to view the Pictured Rocks on kayaks. I was pretty disappointed because that was one of the main reason I went up there. I guess that will be for next time.
Other activities you can do while you are up there is boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. They have so many trails and waterfalls to explore. So if you are an outdoor person, you will love it.
The first beach that we went to is Miners Beach. It`s a beautiful beach but it can get pretty crowded. I was able to capture some pretty nice sunset pictures with Rebella. One of my favorite view is Miners Castle which is next to Miners Beach. It was a bit cloudy that day so the water was also darker and gloomier. I was lucky enough to capture some sun rays peeping through the clouds. I was so excited because it just add something extra to the picture.
The second beach that we went to is Sable beach. The drive was quite far to get there. In order to get Sable beach, you had to go through this small trail that is less than half a mile. While you are going through the trail, you will also enjoy the view of Sable falls. The waterfall streams straight to the lake. Once you reach Sable beach, you will find this giant sand dune. Seeing other kids climb this dune also made my kids wanna do it. It`s pretty steep but it didn`t stop my son from running down the hill. I was afraid he would start rolling like a ball.
Another beach we went to is Sand Point Beach, which is the closest beach from where we were staying. One thing I liked about this beach is that the waves are much calmer. The beach is more shallow and less rocky. I can`t help but laugh whenever I see this picture of my son faced-down on this inflatable doughnut. He actually blew this thing up with his own breath since we didn`t have an air pump. Poor kiddo! LOL.
We brought along with us this huge beach umbrella to prevent me from toasting, lol. I still ended up with a minor burn on my shoulder and back and I was only sitting under the sun for no more than 30 minutes, smh. I only did that because I was actually getting cold under the shade. It was pretty windy. The days that we were there the weather couldn`t get warmer.
We also stopped by this beach a few miles east from the Twelve Mile beach. It actually doesn`t have a name but it is right off the side of the road.
Well, chilling at the beach is pretty much all that we did on our vacation. Too bad we weren`t able to kayak.
I`m including a link to the beaches of the UP in case you ever wanted to visit someday. You won`t be disappointed http://hunts-upguide.com/theme_map_beautiful_beaches.html
What is your favorite beach?
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