|Sunset over Lake Superior on the shores of|
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
|Watching the sun set in the UP|
|Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior MI|
with kayakers along the cliffs
|The vivid colors come from different minerals seeping throughout the rock|
Furthermore, the lake water can appear green, turquoise, aquamarine or blue depending on the depth and angle of light. There is lots of erosion of the sandstone and several caves and arches can be seen along the shoreline.
|Typical caves, alcoves and archways.|
One cove was large enough for us to enter.
Below is a picture of another tour boat that passed. You can get an idea of what it's like to be on the boat as it passes by the cliffs.
Perhaps the best way to experience this place is from a kayak. You can get as close as you want to the cliffs and go in and out of the coves. While we didn't do the kayak this time, we passed several kayakers along the way.
|Someone enjoying Pictured Rocks from a kayak (right)|
Some of the rock formations are pretty interesting. The plant life finds a way to grow on these rocks.
I found it surprising that a geological marvel of this quality would be in Michigan. It seems like something out of Utah (e.g. Lake Powell) or California. But it's here to enjoy and I highly recommend checking it out if you happen to be close to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Here is one more Michigan sunset for you to enjoy...