Thursday, April 28, 2011

North Bay Park - April

My trip to North Bay Park was delayed a couple of weeks this month. I'd been hoping to keep the pictures from around the middle of the month, but other things came up that kept me from making it there at that time.

April brought a number of changes to the park.

Shortly after starting down the trail you come to this sharp turn.

Green starting to spring up along the trail.

I'm not sure what kind of plant this is, but the green really stands out against the brown.

Approaching Ford Lake.

Apparently the high winds of the past few days brought down a couple of trees. No surprise since we've had quite a bit of rain and these were standing in a pretty swampy area.

Looking back up the trail.

A little further down the trail I discovered this obstacle. The water was fairly deep and almost prompted me to turn around.


This is near where the Huron River flows into Ford Lake. There was quite a current here. It was quite noticable.

Some baby geese.

Someone has been doing quite a bit of brush clearing along the bank. I was able to see the hotel from the park. Usually, there is too much growth to see beyond it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lack of updates.

I've neglected updating the blog for a variety of reasons. Starting later this week, I hope to get back to updating regularly. Check back then.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Belle Isle

This past Sunday I went to Belle Isle with a friend to do some shipwatching. While there we saw 5 ships pass. We walked to the north end of the island which provides a nice view to watch shipping from and kept the sun at our backs. Here are a few pictures.

The Roger Blough with the Lee A. Tregurtha in the background. Both ships are downbound.

The Lee A. Tregurtha as she starts her passage down the Detroit River.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lost update

I had an update almost ready to go but it got lost in cyberspace. I'll try to get it up tomorrow.