Sunday, January 5, 2014


Lake Superior is quite beautiful in all seasons.  It is the largest of the Great Lakes, although its name in English comes from the French for upper lake, as it is located above the other lakes.  It can be quite placid or very stormy, with large waves.

Unfortunately, around most of its shores, it is too cold to swim in, even in summer.  It is great to look at, though, at any time.  In the winter, the spray from the waves freezes into ice at the shore.  When it gets really cold, the shallow waters of the lake near the shore also freeze.

In the early mornings, the sunrise over Lake Superior is breathtaking.

We enjoyed spending some calm vacation days on the North Shore.  I know we'll go back, but I sure wish I could swim in the lake.

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