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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

"Going Up the Shore..."

Posted on 2005.08.17 at 19:40


mechtild at 2005-08-19 04:03 (UTC) (Link)
Bears are not a threat, most of the time. A young one was killed by the department of wildlife a few years ago. It got itself stuck on the downtown lakewalk (a strip of park with a boardwalk along the lakeshore, which goes to the downtown tourist area). They were not able to herd it away from the most peopled part of the park; I suppose it was too frightened. Folk were very indignant, though, when it was shot. They wondered (rightly, I think) why the wildlife people didn't use a tranquilizer gun of something like that. It created quite a stir.

There was a woman who was attacked this year by a bear(while out hiking in the country, far away from here), but that is very unusual.

Your eastern shore Lake Michigan beaches sound gorgeous, Goldenberry. I hope the water is less cold than here! My daughter has been swimming in Lake Superior dozens of times this summer, but she is quite the polar bear. One day even she was too chilled by the water to swim in it. The wind had suddenly changed that morning, bringing deeper water up to the surface. The water in summer is usually in the 60's (BRRRR!), but, with the shift in layers, all of a sudden it was in the forties. She said her feet were so cold they felt as if they were being stabbed. That swimming excursion lasted about ten minutes, needless to say.
golden_berry at 2005-08-19 14:47 (UTC) (Link)
Back in my young, foolish, and poor days, I went scuba diving in Lake Superior--in a wetsuit, not a drysuit! It was off Munising harbor, on some beautifully preserved wooden shipwrecks. I'm glad I did it, but have no desire to repeat the experience!

Lake Michigan, at least at its southern end, usually gets up into the low 70s by July. Very nice for swimming. This summer there have been days when it was several degrees warmer, because the weather has been so hot.

Oh, we can have a great time discussing the Great Lakes a bit when I see you in October!
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