Nordhouse Dunes: Camping on the beach
Three days of free camping on the Lake Michigan beach with a local.
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Saturday, July 8th, 2017
In the morning I pack up the gear on the motorcycle and drive down to the parking lot near the beach. Steve is there at his Jeep, he helps me carry my stuff the 3/4 mile south to where he is camped in the treeline behind the dunes. A few days of swimming, hiking, eating, and stories told around the campfire ensue. The sunsets on this shore are really exceptional.
The path down to the beach from my campsite. I went for a swim every day I was here.
I parked Greta behind Steve's Jeep for a little more security. I was worried about leaving her all alone in the parking lot at night (about half a mile from my campsite).
Those are eclairs with bacon on them... you've got to be kidding me! I settled for a couple of cookies.
This is the place with the bacon eclairs.
That gull is checking me out.
Eggs and potatoes for breakfast.
General Mills factory in Reed City. Punch the clock, make some Cheerios I guess.
All my gear spread out to make dinner. We had both of our stoves going tonight.
That looks like a horizontal funnel cloud -- like a kruller.
Steve going down to the beach for a swim.
A turbulent sunset tonight.
Two float planes flew north hugging the coast, then 10 minutes later flew by us again heading south.
Tacos for dinner: steak, beans, peppers, onions, garlic, cheddar cheese, spices.
A wider look from my cellphone. The long lense on my camera is great for zooms but I didn't bring the short lense for panoramas (I've got enough gear as it is).