1: 60 Hours 1,200 Miles 16 Lighthouses A forever memory. Leaving with you, my mom and friend and best lighthous compainion in the world.
2: First stop, Ludington North Breakwater Light, in time for a beautiful sunset.
3: We stayed at the first hotel that had an occupancy. Relaxed and retired early. First thing in the morning, I hiked three miles through Ludington State Part to Big Sable Point Light. | The light has been beautifully restored with scenery to match. Light Keeper John gave me a back door tour of the tower and what a view from the top.
4: Packed up the car and hit the road for the most northern light on our trip, Point Betsie, the last manned lighthouse in Michigan (1983).
5: KK | jjjjj | Going south to the next on our list, Frankfort North.
6: Manistee North Pierhead Light.
7: Continued south past Ludington to our most challenging light, Pentwater. This was our most difficult to to find and we almost missed it by a couple of inches. By now we are drooling for that local fish sandwich that we have been talking about since noon (it's late afternoon) and against better judgment, we stopped in at Brown Bear -- know for its famous hamburger. The wine and rest were very welcomed. The fish sandwich, not so much.
8: Now that it's getting late in the day, we are trying to get in as many of the remaining four lights before our reservation in Holland. First of the four and according to many, the most beautiful light in Michigan, Little Sable Point Light. And it is truly beautiful.
9: White River Lighthouse is the last we are able to see today. A wonderful light to end the evening and another lovely sunset.
10: Only a few miles from the hotel (somehow my navigations skills weren't the best and it took a few wrong turns and a little longer than it should have) to Holland Harbor Light, also known as Big Red.
11: Back north for the two lights we missed the previous day to Muskegon South Pier Light. As with most lights, Muskegon is located in a state park, which being the 4th of July, the parks were at capacity. So we quickly worked as a tag team to get our pictures.
12: Next on the list Grand Haven Lights, the outer light, the first lightouse constructed on Lake Michigan (1832), and the inner light (1907).
13: On past Holland and maybe the city of tents again (I think we've lost track of how many times we've passed the city of tents) to South Haven. So many people enjoying the beaches of Michigan. They were fun to watch.
14: St. Joseph North Pier, the last lighthouse in the State of Michigan for our trip is actually the first lighthouse constructed in the state (1832), The outer light 14 years later. Where's Jean?
15: Where's Jean? Last two lights in Michigan City, Indian before we head First Old Michigan City. Last, Michigan City East. We stopped to share a meal and watch the hotdogal and watch the hotdog eating contest. I'm glad you were facing the TV and not me. It sounded pretty disgusting! Satisfied with our success and not longer hunry, we headed back home.