Thursday was spent swimming and playing at the lake, but not our “average” Boot Lake..instead we visited a superior lake. Boy, did it live up to its name! After a big breakfast we packed up our sand toys, towels and balls and headed to Sandy Point Beach, located on Lake Superior. When we arrived we were one of just a handful of people there. We quickly spread out our gear and were ready for a day of fun.
Some were eager to get right into the water while others were a bit more hesitant, especially after hearing that the average temperature of Lake Superior is 40 degrees. Rusty was the brave soul who ventured in first but others soon followed.
We were pleasantly surprised to find out that the water remained shallow for a long way out…a very long way out! You can see the kids in the distance with the water still waist deep.
While some were braving the frigid waters others were enjoying the sand and the sun.. particularly Nate, Sammy and Noah.
Soon after arriving the football was pulled out and a game began. Other than perhaps Noah and I, everyone was pulled in for a play or two. I declared myself team photographer and watched from the sidelines. 🙂
I enjoyed just walking the beach and taking advantage of the spectacular scenery as I photographed the area. The beach sat at the edge of Painted Rocks and the combination of the white sand, tall sea grass, and painted cliffs in the background made for beautiful photo moments.
Before we left for home we went on a walk as a family along the beach. It was magical. The sun was warm, the views were breathtaking, the company was familiar and precious, and the blessings were infinite.
As we walked Pop pop taught a science lesson to the kids. Along the beach there was purple sand. The kids learned that the purple sand came from the mineral stained cliffs of Painted Rocks. It was fun to watch the kids engage in a science discussion with Pop pop and see Pop pop in his element, teaching his grandkids.
It was another beautiful day in the UP of Michigan!