Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cape weekend


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Shade tent


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Grandbabies


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fathers Day


Friday, June 17, 2016

Face rocks


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Here we are


Monday, June 13, 2016

A long long day...


I

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Dune hike- Sleeping Bear Dunes


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Indigo Bluffs RV resort


Friday, June 10, 2016

Old Mission Point, Traverse City


Thursday, June 09, 2016

Pictured Rocks boat tour


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Chapel Basin hike, UP Michigan


The

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Seney NWR


Monday, June 06, 2016

Hike to Beaver lake and beyond.


Sunday, June 05, 2016

Munising - our first days tour.


Forget-me-not and water...


Tahquamenon Falls


Saturday, June 04, 2016


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Mackinac Island for the day

We had a wonderful time touring Mackinac Island!
(Click on the photos to see the rest of the story! )

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Locks, boats and a Lighthouse walk


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

NW Michigan, thanks for the fun!

Please click on the photos and they will take you on a little journey!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Clean up and stock up


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Charlevoix, Mushroom houses and stones


A Stone pickin day


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tonight's sunset...


Petoskey stone stroll


Friday, May 27, 2016

Morel success and other photos from our trip to Northwest Michigan


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some Petoskey stones


Stuck in the mud...


Face rocks


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tonight at the campground


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Midges!!


Trillium carpets


Moved camp...


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gotta couple


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ramps and Morels


Oh no!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

I won!


I hope I win!


Friday, May 13, 2016

I see things...


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Our campsite


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Our last night! BWIAB


BWIAB Linda's New Mexican party


Monday, May 09, 2016

BWIAB Around the boardwalk


The

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Biggest Week- Metzger Marsh


Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Here we are


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Maumee Bay boardwalk


Monday, May 02, 2016

Walking around Magee Marsh


My addiction...


Sunday, May 01, 2016

A walk around Maumee bay


Here we are!


On our way


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Until next time!


The

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Clouds


The

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blue-gray gnatcatcher nest building


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rainbow Scarab


Monday, April 18, 2016

Rapeseed


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nesting


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Say it isn't so

Say it isn't so....

Two weeks have passed much too quickly here.

Huntington Beach State Park

I will miss our six mile walks on the beach.

I will miss the ever changing scenes.

It's never the same.

 Always new things and critters being washed ashore and taken back again.

I loved walking the surfs edge looking for treasures.

 

You never know what odd things you might find.

Some sort of sea creature attached to an electrical socket.

Barnacles attach to anything

 

Sea cucumber

Purple Sea Pork

I will miss the ever changing patterns in the sand.

Water made..

Man made
The Rangers four wheeler.

wind made..

I will miss beach art

 

 
 
I will miss these scenes...
 
 

The birds

I will miss the colorful beach foam bubbles

 

 

 

I will miss watching others enjoy the beach.

Beach bathing boy 

 

There is a lot to miss here....

My boardwalk beauties
I said goodbye to them.
 
Mr Happy
 
Ms. Mouthful
 
 
Unhappy Sal

I said goodbye to the causeway 

And the birds that live there.

 
I wished Mrs. Wood duck and her babies well.
 

Goodbye beach...

 

Goodbye 

 
Goodbye causeway...
 
Goodbye
 

Say it isn't so......

 

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Huntington Beach State Park…YAY

Here we are!

I was very lucky to find two cancelations at Huntington Beach state park.

Jeff and I would have preferred Hunting Island state park, but this is a close second.

We scored two weeks here and free Wi-Fi to boot! Our satellite TV doesn't work but we are able to grab a few stations via our antenna.

homey

I couldn't wait to get out to see the beach.

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So after lunch we headed out.

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We have been here before and look forward to exploring again.

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Thru the woods and over the boardwalk we go.

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Up the sand dunes…

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to the beach…

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Although the park is full the beach is quiet compared to Myrtle beach.

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We pass a dead bird…

We think a young Black Scoter

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Cannonball Jellyfish

 

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The most common jellyfish on the South Carolina coast.

Cannonball jellyfish are bland at best. In China, where slivered, dry jellyfish are commonly served before banquets and strewn across salads, cooks don't use the cellophane-like strips without first dousing them in soy sauce or sesame oil.

Tabasco works too, said University of Georgia food safety professor Yao-Wen Huang, who in the 1980s earned the nickname "Cannonball King" for his work developing a jellyfish processing system.

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According to Huang, the allure of jellyfish is its distinctive texture, suggestive of a cross between a potato chip and a stretched-out rubber band. "We call it crunchy-crispy," said Huang. "It's like when you eat chitterlings, you're not really hungry that you want food. You want that mouthfeel."

Desire for that mouthfeel is so intense in China, Japan and Thailand that an export market has cropped up in the Southeastern United States.

Read more about this jellyfish here..

Assuming it gets the go-ahead from the Department of Health & Environmental Control and Beaufort County, Carolina Jelly Balls will begin harvesting Cannonball jellyfish in Seabrook next month.

"This new fishery can become the largest fishery in the state of South Carolina," said Carolina Jelly Balls' front man Steven Giese, who estimates that the project will create 250 to 375 new jobs.

 

I don't think we will be harvesting and trying any of these jelly's…even if they do resemble mushrooms.

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We walk the beach north to the jetty.

A three mile walk one way.

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Looking south.

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Shell decorated shrubs

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I think this is a Spider crab.

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Sea Pork

I wont be eating this either…

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Sanderling foraging in the surf.

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We are closer to the jetty..

and more Cannonball bodies..

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Their little jelly bodies line this section of the beach.

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Sanderling and cannonball jelly.

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It finds something yummy on the side of the jelly.

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Least tern

There is a section of the beach that is closed because its a nesting area for Least tern and Wilsons plover.

We didn't see any Wilsons.

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The jetty…

It was very windy and the waves were breaking over the jetty so we decided not to walk to the end.

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We took the forested route back….past gorgeous live oak.

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Its great to be here again!