Chocolay River, Aerial View

Home-sweet-shoreline.  Here it is, nearly Thanksgiving! I’m thankful to be living in Upper Michigan again, with the sound of lake waves drifting through the pines.  On one side, wind-rippled beaches of Lake Superior, where the next great storm is always brewing — on the other side, the Chocolay River’s sandy meandering.  In the morning, a thin fog will stir and lift as the sun rises.  This aerial view of Chocolay clearly shows  remnant oxbows along the shoreline, which mark the river’s previous route to Lake Superior (before a great storm pushed sand over the beaches, damming the river’s mouth and opening a new one).  Location, location, location!

Chocolay River Chocolay River

Image courtesy of the US Geological Survey (TerraServer)

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