02 Sep Oak Beach
I just had to share a few beauty shots from our vacation last week. We camped at Oak Beach on Lake Huron near Port Austin, MI. It is right at the tip of Michigan’s thumb. I hadn’t been to this part of the state before, but my husband used to go there sometimes when he was a child. What a beautiful beach!
I’m not really a sit on the beach and get a tan kind of person (I burn easily), but we could see the lake and some of the beach from our camp site and it was a totally relaxing view. We went over several times in the evening to walk around and explore a bit. That’s my husband checking things out.
I love this rocky area on the eastern end of the beach. My daughter spent quite a bit of time sitting on the rocks and taking pictures. I think the rocks were placed there to divide the public portion from the beach in front of the private homes beyond the rocks.
There is a lovely sandy bottom at the beach. It was interesting to watch the pattern of the waves as they flowed over a sand bar not far from the shore.
We hadn’t had a chance to do any camping for several years and it was just wonderful to be back outside. We don’t really “rough it” while we are camping. We stay in campgrounds with bathrooms and hot running water. We bought a pop-up camper when our girls were small and have gotten a lot of great use from it. For us, it is the perfect compromise between true roughing it and camping with air-conditioning and TV. One of my favorite things about a pop-up camper is how open to the night air it is. Heavenly!