Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"The" Lake

Lake Superior:
The largest freshwater lake
(by surface area)
in the world.
 
Average depth:  483 feet
Maximum depth:  1332 feet
 
Shoreline:  2,726 miles
 
 
 
 
 
During storms, the average wave size is 20'.
However, 30 foot waves have been recorded.
 
The day we arrived was the only day we saw
any waves. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 










The next two days it was
serene.
Mirror like.
Calm and peaceful.
I don't recall ever
seeing it like that before.


 
 
 
 
 







 
The many face of Lake Superior.
Nothing less than spectacular.


21 comments:

andy said...

Looks and sounds great ! Have a wonderful day !

Buttons said...

Oh now this is a place I have always wanted to visit. Thank you for sharing. Lake Ontario is cold but I imagine Lake Superior is even colder. Great shots. B

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow I had no idea just how crazy deep it is!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty and relaxing!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very beautiful.

Terri said...

Learned something new today- I didn't know it was that deep.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Gorgeous pictures. you all must have had a blast in those waters. TFS.ana

Jackie said...

I Love Lake superior, if I didnt know any better at times I'd think it was an ocean....oh those waves.

Susan said...

Wow beautiful! I've evidently missed a few days, but all of your pictures are beautiful. What a wonderful getaway!

TexWisGirl said...

neat! right now i'd like some of its coolness...

Rosemary said...

When you're standing on the shore and can't see the other side, it feels like more of an ocean, doesn't it? It's great to be reminded of its size, thanks for the info.

Linda said...

I have flown over that lake several times on our way to synchronized swim meets! It is like flying over an OCEAN!!! Beautiful pictures!!!!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, What beautiful pictures of the waves. You are really good with your new camera. Just great. Blessings and hugs, Catherine xo

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

In love with that pebble beach...

Saun said...

Enjoy! Have a safe trip.

Paula said...

Hope that the calm of the waters washed over you gently:)

Eva Ason said...

Lovely pictures and sounds relaxing :)

Ellie said...

Lovely pictures of Lake Superior - I love it when the waves crash into the shore but I also love it when it is flat calm. :)

Debbie said...

i love the foam and all the pebbles and treasures!!

did you look for glass??

ed pilolla said...

i can hear the lapping water in your images:)
great to see you again:)

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Hi Jill, I love your header photos!
It's been a while since visits, but beaut to catch up with you again.
You've captured the lake beautifully :D)