Flying Leap #14163

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The Story

This was a very beautiful calm day along the western Lake Michigan shoreline and I was quite glad to be there at this small park in Door County, Wisconsin. The layers of dolomite lie flat horizontally and the water has worn shallow caves and eroded cliffs into it, hence the name, Cave Point Park.

The green of the cedars and other trees reflects back from the shallow lagoon water below these well-worn cliffs. It was a perfectly beautiful morning that day, and not long after a few swimmers came to jump from the cliffs. A few groups of kayakers came and went too as the day warmed.

In other places along this shoreline, the rock strata lying even with the waterline serves as a “beach”. You can walk out to the lake lapping even at the very edge, like a nearly overflowing bathtub. That unique feature can be seen here in Lake Ledges #14236 which shows those watery ledges and flat rock strata in close-up.

This little park attracts hikers and kayakers to enjoy nature in a quiet and idyllic place. But when the weather turns rough along the Lake Michigan shoreline with storm-powered wind and rain blasting through, it’s an entirely different story! Any of the Great Lakes can turn furious and threatening in very short order. The water will be smashing hard against these rocks trying to reduce them to sand as it has always done, and in winter everything is coated in white ice from the spray.

I truly enjoyed being here to photograph. There’s another enjoyable view of these cliffs and lagoon called Great Lakes Morning #14310 which has some recreational kayakers going by.

Location: the Great Lakes at Cave Point Park on the Lake Michigan shoreline near Jacksonport, Door County, Wisconsin.

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