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Friday
Jul062012

Thursday, July 5th 2012 (afternoon)

Good Harbor. Fully immersed at 1:25, 1:53, 2:24, 2:57 and 3:28 p.m.

My husband and I took a rare break in the middle of the week for an extended July 4th staycation. We picked a stunning day to do it, too. I have never seen a Leelanau county beach this packed in my life--it's been a long stretch of super hot days that we're just not used to in Northern Michigan. And despite the sunscreen, we got a little more red than I'm comfortable with. I plan to stay out of direct sun for a few days....

Friday
Jul062012

Thursday, July 5th 2012 (morning)

North Beach. Fully immersed at 8:14 a.m.

 

Wednesday
Jul042012

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Good Harbor. Fully immersed at 8:53, 9:24, 10:04, 10:55 and 11:24 a.m.

Another scorcher--88 degrees before noon. It was so humid today, the South island was difficult to see. A perfect morning at the lake, though--happy 4th!

Wednesday
Jul042012

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Good Harbor. Fully immersed at 8:02 p.m.

Spent the evening before the holiday with some of my favorite people: my family.

Monday
Jul022012

Monday, July 2nd 2012

North Beach, Leland.  Fully immersed at 8:55 a.m.

The lake is so calm right now, but the town of Leland?  A circus act!  Let the wild rumpus begin.

Monday
Jul022012

Sunday, July 1st 2012

An undisclosed location north of Glen Arbor.  Fully immersed at 4:37, 5:12, 6:02, 6:45, 7:16, and 7:55 p.m.

Sunday.  Sun.  Beach.  Friends.  Hot.  Hotter.  Sunscreen.  Beer.  Rocks.  Sunset.  Happy.

Monday
Jul022012

Saturday, June 30th 2012

 

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 8:52, 9:34 and 10:18 p.m.  The last swim was my first skinny dip of the season--after sunset, of course!

The last day of June already....I'm sort of sad.  But!  We still have two full months of summer left.  And who knows what September will bring?  (I'm voting for more hot, fabulous weather.)

 

Friday
Jun292012

Friday, June 29th 2012

(My favorite part of the day--post-workout, post swim.  It's all downhill from here.)

North Beach.  Fully immersed at 8:46 a.m.

Happy Friday!

Friday
Jun292012

Thursday, June 28th (evening)

 

Overby Trail.  Fully immersed at 7:24 p.m. and again at 8:12.

A date night with friends in the LC, including the best tacos in the North, a short hike with a kangaroo-turned-Golden Retriever, a hazy sunset and not one but two dips in the lake.  And of course we couldn't stop talking about how lucky we are and made immediate plans to do it again.

Thursday
Jun282012

Thursday, June 28th 2012 (morning)

Van's Beach.  Fully immersed at 8:52 a.m.

 

Wednesday
Jun272012

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

South Beach, Leland. Fully immersed at 9:24 a.m.

I hate to speak too soon, but I think the flies are gone! It was a perfect morning alone on the beach. The only thing that was out of place was the fact that I couldn't stay all day. (That and the annoying woman who showed up with her cell phone. C'mon, lady--you're on vacation!)

Tuesday
Jun262012

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

Good Harbor. Fully immersed at 8:54 p.m.

Monday
Jun252012

Monday, June 25th 2012

 

North Beach, Leland.  Fully immersed at 9:20 a.m.

If this is how I can start out every Monday morning, life is good.

Monday
Jun252012

Sunday, June 24th 2012

Good Harbor.  Fully immersed at 9:05 p.m.

Bodysurfing: the best way to end another perfect weekend in God's country.

Saturday
Jun232012

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

Good Harbor. Fully immersed at 8:44 p.m.

On a night that I would normally have an entire beach to myself (as it's both a Saturday and about to rain,) I was surprised to stumble upon a full parking lot. After talking to one of the women, I discovered that it was a huge family reunion: The Annual Good Harbor Hot Dog Roast.

Friday
Jun222012

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Bad Harbor. Fully immersed at 6:52 p.m.

Storm's coming!

Friday
Jun222012

Thursday, June 21st 2012

 

 

Bad Harbor.  Fully immersed at 6:46 p.m. and again at 7:25 p.m.

The biting black flies, I think, are getting a little better--mild enough to spend a little time alone on the beach, knitting peacefully.  Is there a season for these little beasts?  A time when they'll disappear?  Anyone have any clue?  I don't ever remember a year this bad.  

Wednesday
Jun202012

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

 

North Beach, Leland.  Fully immersed at 9:31 a.m.

This is summer.  Happy Solstice!

 

Tuesday
Jun192012

Tuesday, June 19th 2012 (Evening)

Bad Harbor.  Fully immersed at 7:34 p.m.

Another swim today--and holy Hannah, was it hot. I really, really need to figure out this biting fly situation--it's really, really bad. It's almost getting in the way of spending time at the beach. Almost.

Tuesday
Jun192012

Tuesday, June 19th 2012 (Morning)

Van's Beach, Leland. Fully immersed at 8:48 a.m.

After yesterday's near miss, I knew I needed to swim earlier than later today--there's another day of thunderstorms on the forecast. (I was also a sweaty mess after a ridiculously intense workout, so two birds with one stone.) It was hazy and humid (and again with the biting flies!), but the water was divine.