Traverse City

Canal Living

Canal Living

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My travels through Northern Michigan continue.  Up here they make a big deal about being near the 45th parallel.  It is halfway between the North Pole and the Equator, numerically.  In the winter it probably feels like the North Pole, and in the summer, neither ever had it this good, with the high temperatures in the low 70’s.  Traverse City is at the South end of a bay between two peninsulas jutting North into lake Michigan.  The Old Mission Peninsula to the East features the better wineries.  To the West is funky shopping and little restaurants.  I would have to guess these peninsulas were formed by receding glaciers.  The name “traverse” comes from the water voyage between the tips of the two strips of land which the French called the grand traverse.


40 responses

  1. Loving the river shot.


    June 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

  2. Beautiful Pictures! I visited Michigan once a few years ago. It was lovely!


    June 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

  3. Hey Ron, Its a good coincidence. I am planning to go with my friends to Traverse City on July 4th. What do you suggest? On the top of the note…. Pics are really good :)..


    June 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

  4. Beautiful series, Ron 🙂 The cover shot is superb…


    June 9, 2014 at 9:07 am

  5. Traverse city is beautiful place! I had an opportunity to visit it few times. Dunes and lake are really special there.


    June 9, 2014 at 9:08 am

  6. Memories. I lived there in my early years. Never, did I tire of the beauty of the bays….not even below “0” of winter. Thank you.


    June 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

  7. I’m liking that river image!


    June 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

  8. Great pics


    June 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

  9. Kaesey

    I had no idea. I’ll have to put this on my list of places to visit! Love the river shot.


    June 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

  10. Canal Living is my favorite. So serene and peaceful. 🙂


    June 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  11. Wow Ron, Canal Living is simply stunning. It looks like an oil painting and would look fantastic blown up and hung as a picture. Well Done.


    June 10, 2014 at 1:40 am

  12. LB

    That Canal Living shot is awesome. I’d take a ride down that canal and then stop for a breakfast beer 🙂


    June 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    • Laurie, you gave me a big smile. They have the best ribs in that town, with cherry flavored barbecue sauce. A perfect place for a motorcycle tour.


      June 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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    May 23, 2015 at 9:10 am

  14. Fabulous photography, Michigan is beautiful (cold but beautiful).


    May 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

    • I had no idea what was there before that trip.


      May 23, 2015 at 10:41 am

      • It is beautiful there and your photo’s are a testament to that and to fine photography. My son passed on a scholarship to the U of Michigan, as it sits on Lake Michigan and being a native Floridian he didn’t want to live there…much to my regret, lol!


        May 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

  15. Beautiful! And I’d like to try that breakfast beer!”-)


    May 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

  16. We LOVE Traverse City. The cherry festival is always fun up there, along with the wineries.


    May 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

    • I recall having BBQ ribs with cherry glaze, what a treat. Thank you.


      May 23, 2015 at 10:40 am

  17. I always wanted to live on a canal…yours looks quite peaceful…and I like your shot of the “Ice Cream Girl” 🙂


    May 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

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