Saturday, June 14, 2008

Day 3 (4)

Last night we could not get on the internet so I am reporting in early Saturday morning. Boy, it has only been three days, but I feel like we have been gone for a lot longer. We are having great weather.

Today (yesterday), we saw seven lights! Since I can't figure out how to label my pictures yet, I am listing them in order from top to bottom.

South Haven ~ We walk down through a beautiful harbor out onto the channel breakwater.

Holland ~ Better known as "Big Red", this lighthouse reminded us of a little red schoolhouse. It is'nt little at all! It is built this way to hold the huge boilers that power the fog horns. Michael spent some time fishing off the pier.

Grand Haven ~ This is a double pier light. The inner light was buit 30 years after the outer light. We enjoyed a long walk along the beach to this breakwater.

Muskegon ~ This light was located on an active Coast Guard station so we couldn't walk out to this lighthouse.

White River Light Station ~ This light house was a beautiful lighthouse and musuem. We were able to climb to the top of the tower and look out over the dunes. Inside the museum we saw the original lens. The Coast Guard sold this light house to the towns people and is maintained by them today.

Little Sable Lighthouse ~ This was the last one for the day! Wow, what a great way to end our day. We were able to climb the 125 steps to the top of this brick light. Built in 1872, all the suppies were shipped in on the lake and built by hand on site. We looked out over the beaches.

We kind of left ourselves out in the boonies as far as for finding a hotel tonight. We happened upon a tiny town called Silver Lake. We stayed in a cute hotel on the lake that has been built against the dunes. Michael spent two hours at dusk fishing out in the lake. The Lord has blessed us with another beautiful day!

Psalm 104:2 "He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent"

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