Mackinac Sunrise

On a recent trip to Mackinac City, I managed to stagger, half-awake, from the hotel to the beach, without the benefit of a morning cup of tea, to take a few shots of the sunrise over Lake Huron.Mackinac sunrise 1

It was very peaceful.  Not even the seagulls were awake, although there were the occasional signs of life over by the ferry boats that were preparing for the thousands of tourists that flock over to Mackinac Island every day during the summer.

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A heron, that had been standing unseen just a few feet away from me, took wing and headed off in the direction of Bois Blanc Island……….

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…….and was immediately replaced by a group of hungry ducks who, seeing some poor unsuspecting mug with a camera standing on the lake shore, decided that there might be food in the offing.  Not likely! I obey the rules.  The signs posted in the hotel lobby distinctly said “Do Not Feed The Birds!”

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They paddled around for a while looking hopeful but once they realized that they weren’t going to get anything, they gave a few quacks that may have been rude remarks in ‘duck speak’ and made their way over the landing.

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After standing around waiting for what seemed like forever, I finally got to see the sun rise over Lake Huron heralding a new day in beautiful Michigan.

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22 thoughts on “Mackinac Sunrise

  1. Lovely photos, Sue. My eye was very attracted to the third one with the four ducks and the wakes behind them. Very harmonious feel to it. ❤

  2. Lovely sunrise photos. I am not a fan of waking early but these motivate me to make the effort. I have very few early morning photos but it truly is the most magical part of the day.

  3. Looks like it was worth skipping tea this morning. Beautiful sunrise photos! We keep talking about doing the same. Maybe in winter, when sunrise is closer to a reasonable hour, will we actually get out and do it!

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