Muskegon State Park

At the beginning of the month Cynthia and I drove to Muskegon State Park and spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon wandering the dunes, looking at the lake and chasing birds.

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The WWII submarine USS Silversides is moored to the south bank of the channel which connects Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan.

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The right place at the right time: I just happened to snap a photo of some terrists infiltrating our defenses. Let this be a demonstration that a patriotic American Citizen, armed only with a semi-obsolete digital camera, can be a buffer between the Axles of Evil and the Free World!

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The clear sky and late fall sun made the dunes bright enough that they were hard to look at.

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The lee side of the dunes had a little more variety. In particular, lots of plants covered with tiny burrs.

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This is the Muskegon-to-Milwaukee ferry, sitting undefended at the edge of Muskegon Lake. If those terrists capture the Silversides, they could cause untold damage to our Freedom (© 2006 USA) — No! Our God Given Right (© 2006 USA) — to cross the Big Lake on a boat! I will immediately propose a bill to extend the Terrists Dressed Like Ducks season to the entire year!

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The knife-edge of a dune. This photo does a good job of demonstrating how bright and contrast-ey everything looked.

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A view from the big lake, looking back along the channel to the east.

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Cynthia and I decided that this is a snow bunting.

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Facing north from the breakwater. State park, as far as the eye can see.

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Cynthia walking along the dunes on our way back to the car.

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