Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Black Beach

 
 
One of the (many) highlights of
our trip was
The Black Beach.
 
 
 


 
The beach is black because
about 25 years ago,
taconite tailings were dumped
into the water just
off of the shore.







Here's a close up view.
 
 
 
It was deliciously warm on my feet.
 
 


This is one, of many,
"Seagull Islands"
off the shores of Lake Superior.
 
 


The end!

 




24 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

looks like a peaceful walk. great views.

enjoy your week, Jill. ( :

Buttons said...

Wow Jill that place is amazing I would have loved to see that. the end:) Hug B

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! I haven't been to Lake Superior in a very long tome. I really liked it there. Thanks for the lovely memories.

Lynne said...

Great photos, serene views, charcoal, gray beach color and pretty toes . . .

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How cool! I was on a mission trip in high school and went to a black beach - I think it was in Costa Rica.

Blackberry Lane said...

Interesting and pretty pics. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous black beach -- really enjoyed all of these images. So relaxing.

Donna said...

Sounds like you had a neat trip girl! Love the beack pebbles!
hughugs

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Very beautiful and peaceful. Great to take a book or magazine and relax. TFS> ana

TexWisGirl said...

it is really beautiful!

Jackie said...

I've never seen this "black beach", looks interesting :)

Debbie said...

hehe...a beautiful story with a great ending ;))

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would love to take a dip in here on a hot summer day :-)

Michaele said...

Interesting beach. I have been to Black Sands Beach in Hawaii.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Great photos! I love how you caught the curve of the beach. And the seagull walking away--priceless!

Ellie said...

That looks like a lovely quiet beach - bliss!!! :))

Dianna said...

beautiful photos! Looks like a fun day!

Beth said...

The photos are beautiful!!

Paula said...

How on earth were you able to leave this beautiful area?

Rosemary said...

Nature offers one breathtaking moment after the other. Lucky you, Jill :)

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Hi Jill, that's such a relaxing spot. I like the curve of the beach and the interesting tailings. Yes, being black they'd attract the heat. They've also attracted pretty toes too :D)

Saun said...

Where are you at? Nice shots!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful place :)

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful - not really sand, but pebbles - right?