Photographs of North Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Michigan.
West Grand Traverse Bay. On the road to Leland, Michigan. All photos copyright 2014 by MC Horner & Grant Bennett
Looking south from the ferry dock, Leland, Michigan.
Leaving Leland, dunes to the south.
Sailing past the pyramid. Watch a short video snippet HERE.
Cormorant coop on the Crib
South Manitou Island Light Station.
Park Service boat; South Manitou Island.
Looking at the south west side of North Manitou Island.
South east shore view of North Manitou. Watch a short video snippet HERE.
Gateway to North Manitou. The old Coast Guard Station. More info about this Station.
Heading out of town.
Where the sidewalk ends...
Unconcerned buck....and a deer. Watch a short video snippet HERE.
Deer in the trail. Watch a short video snippet HERE.
The Slug's Buffet.
The 'Bicep Tree'.
Fresh faced backpackers.
Burgundy and cream.
Delicate but immortal.
Change of direction.
Refused to give up.
Trail to beach. Fredrickson's Place.
Hazy view of South Manitou.
Bits and Bites.
Path to beach.
Window on the world.
Field at Frederickson's.
Surf rolls in.
South Manitou looking more like Myst Island.
What's an unplugged kid with a new knife do while castaway on a wilderness beach?
Yep, make a pair of shoes.
Dinner spot, Fredrickson's Place. GoPro shot.
Looking north from Frederickson's.
Beach grass. Looking south from Fred's.
Sunset at Fredrickson's. GoPro shot.
Sanded, not smooth.
Iron spike in possible shipwreck remains...or maybe just part of an old dock. Watch a short video snippet HERE.
There she goes.
South Manitou cirrus.
Sunset clouds over South Manitou Island.
Curves and colors.
I'mma slap you silly.
Suddenly, a Wild Grant Appears!
Just give him lots of room and plenty of water.
Big son of a beech.
Climbing out of Frederickson's.
Spotted knapweed. Invasive.
East beach, looking north.
East beach, looking south.
Calm morning on the Passage.
Looking north towards the Coast Guard Station.
Freighter, tug and barge.
High clouds over the water.
Ferry 'Mishe Mockwa' making it's rounds.
Steaming north towards Mackinac.
Creeping juniper on dune.
Lichen on log.
Little white things.
I saw a crack on the beech.
Across the Manitou Passage.
Small dune field near the cemetary.
Finally, put my feet up.
Serene Manitou Passage.
Nothing gold can stay.
3 quick miles later, pass the Katie Shephard Hotel under restoration. Additional photos and more info.
Dangler on the dock.
Surf Rescue Boat.
Boat detail placard.
Station detail placard.
Glass insulators on the boathouse.
Engrave the date.
Surfboat in it's cradle.
In the Boathouse.
Adapted crook in the boathouse.
Old North Manitou Island Association office.
Inside the Village barn.
What's this hiding in the woods?
Oh, I see.
Hikers survey the village.
Built on the rock.
The Monte Carlo.
Looking north from old pier at Vessel Point. See a short video panning around this location HERE
Historic pier ruins.
Waiting for the boat.
Smooth ride home. Video snippet HERE. All photos copyright 2014 by MC Horner & Grant Bennett