Wild Waves: Lake Michigan’s Rant

It’s been quite the wild past few days on Lake Michigan.  The extreme winds have virtually closed many swimming areas, while normally accessible paths have been overtaken by mammoth waves.

The photo above is one of those normally accessible paths.  At this time of year it is such a treat to walk out onto this jetty and take photos of not only Lake Michigan itself, but the city behind it.

As you can see, the water is literally cascading over the path, something rarely seen.  It’s scary and interesting at the same time.

This photo shows another area that I normally walk along.  Can you see the walkway is wet? The waves literally took over this path as well. But what isn’t so obvious is that the water had to ‘climb’ two paths; in other words, the path is like a staircase with a few levels. At times the water was reaching the second level, something I’ve never seen before.  In the distance you might see the little tower similar to the one in the first photo; however, this is a different area, but it too was inaccessible during the past few days due to the wacky waves!

It is also rare to see a horizon without boats of some sort.  But I didn’t see a single craft all day yesterday.

So here’s to calmer waters as we begin the second week of July!

  14 comments for “Wild Waves: Lake Michigan’s Rant

  1. July 8, 2019 at 6:47 am

    That certainly is wild weather. Hopefully people are being careful and not taking any chances.

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    • July 8, 2019 at 9:02 am

      It really is, Becky! I was hoping for the same, but I think someone did take a chance as I saw a fireboat, policeboat, and a helicopter over the lake on the weekend (at night). I sure hope it was a false alarm. Cher xo

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  2. July 8, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Beautiful views Cher 🙂
    Sometimes the changes are huge.

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  3. July 8, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Beautiful view 💙💙💙

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  4. July 8, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Nice photos Cher! The Great Lakes are reaching record high water levels now due to snow melt. That’s good news for businesses. Here’s a link:


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    • July 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks, John! I do worry about the rising levels of the lakes, though. 😦 Cher xo


  5. July 8, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Is the lake full from all the rain? It’s crazy here with runoff from record snowfall. “They” are worried about Lake Dillon flooding. It is a dammed up river and provides 25% of Denver’s water.

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    • July 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Susie! That’s a very good question. I think some of it is rain, and I’ve also heard this is also in direct relation to climate change. Oh dear, I do hope that doesn’t happen. That’s a significant amount of Denver’s water source!! Cher xo

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  6. July 8, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    That is going some!

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  7. July 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    The polar icecaps are melting and all that water has to go somewhere! The flooding is a problem in lots of places worldwide.

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    • July 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      Yes, there most definitely is a lot of flooding in various parts of the world; in fact, a lot of areas! Cher xo

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