Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunset on Grand Marais Bay

I watched the sunset from the south side of Grand Marais Bay last night. The weather has been spectacular with temperatures during the day in the upper 60s to mid 70s and sunshine every day. In actuality, though, we need some rain since we have had very little for the past six weeks.

Looking to the south -- the moon was rising.

Here is a shot of the end of coast guard point on the north side of the bay.  You can see the coast guard station on the left, which is now owned by the National Park Service.  You can also see the inner harbor light house and the lighthouse keepers house on the right, which is now a museum run by the Grand Marais Historical Society.  The glow of the sunset is in the background.  Close ups of the structures are in the next few photos.

One fisherman was out on the end of the breakwater.

Looking to the east is what remains of Lonesome Point.  Notice the trees falling from the top of the bluff.  I think that Lake Superior has always grown by the force of her own waves.  When the waves hit the bottom of the dune, it scours out the sand causing the top with its trees to cave in.

And then the sun set on a beautiful early fall evening.

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