Life's a Beach

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We're water people. We live on a lake. We have a cottage on a lake. And, whenever we travel, we seem to gravitate toward water.

It can be the familiar freshwater beaches on Lake Michigan (we love Sauatuck and Manistee the most), or the gorgeous beach at Golden Gate Park in Seattle. We loved the beach at Point Robinson Lighthouse, on Vashon Island, near Seattle. And, we always love beaches in Ireland - Derrynane Beach in County Kerry, Ireland; our own beach at our rental home on the Ring of Kerry, Pier Cottage; and in Scotland, beaches by Inverness, on Loch Ness, near Fort William, and near Mallaig.

There's something about the water, waves, tides, seals, birds, barnacles, rocks formed long ago - that captures our imaginations. The seaweed is different at each beach - as are the shells. The curious seagulls seem to be the same around the world. Some beaches have fine sand, while others boast rocks of all sizes.

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle:

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

Golden Gardens Park, Seattle

 

Beach near Point Robinson Lighthouse, Vashon Island, Seattle:

Beach near Point Robinson Lighthouse, Vashon Island, Seattle

Beach near Point Robinson Lighthouse, Vashon Island, Seattle

 

Oval Beach, Saugatuck, Michigan:

Oval Beach, Saugatuck, Michigan

Oval Beach, Saugatuck, Michigan

 

Lake Michigan Beach in Manistee, Michigan:

Lake Michigan Beach in Manistee, Michigan

Lake Michigan Beach in Manistee, Michigan

Lake Michigan Beach in Manistee, Michigan

crowds waiting for fireworks over Lake Michigan, 4th of July

 

Fort William, Scotland:

Fort William, Scotland

 

Loch Ness, Scotland:

Loch Ness, Scotland

and a stone Nessie!

 

Lighthouse Near Inverness, Scotland:

Lighthouse Near Inverness, Scotland

 

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland:

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

 

Derrynane Beach, Ring of Kerry, Ireland:

Derrynane Beach, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Abbey Island, Derrynane Beach, County Kerry, Ireland

Abbey Island, Derrynane Beach, County Kerry, Ireland

 

At Pier Cottage, County Kerry, Ireland:

At Pier Cottage, County Kerry, Ireland

At Pier Cottage, County Kerry, Ireland

At Pier Cottage, County Kerry, Ireland

At Pier Cottage, County Kerry, Ireland

seals out front!

At Pier Cottage, County Kerry, Ireland

 

Near Mallaig, Scotland:

Near Mallaig, Scotland

Near Mallaig, Scotland

 

Where is your favorite beach?

 

 

All photos courtesy and copyright Jessie Voigts

 

 

 

Comments (1)

  • Carol Voigts

    9 years 9 months ago

    I love the beach at Magoon Creek in Manistee County, a real hideaway beach.  Another one I loved being at was Skagen, in Jutland, Denmark, where the Baltic and the North Seas meet.

    Carol Voigts --RETIRED!!!

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