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We had some time to kill so we drove down to Brighton Beach in Duluth, Minnesota to check on winter conditions. Not what we expected. This is what mid March weather should look like at Brighton Beach.

This is what it looks like this year.

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By now you probably have guessed that we had a great time walking the Park Point Beach. The last photo shows the erosion found along the Beach. The water levels are 8 inches above the average for the last 10 years so when a storm comes, what is left of the beach, takes a beating.

On a beautiful Saturday we took a walk on the Park Point Beach from the Sky Harbor Airport to the tip of Park Point. These are some of the things we encountered along the way.

Driftwood shelters are a common sight on the beach. Duluth Minnesota is in the background.

Driftwood Shelter

Driftwood Shelter

Driftwood is also found all along the beach. On one walk we found a young couple trying to carry a large root system to their car. I would probably make a great coffee table.

Driftwood

Driftwood

This is a memorial to Luke Voigt. Luke was tragically killed in a freak accident. The family was on a sailboat trip when a violent storm approached. They headed for safety at tip of Park Point. Everyone left the sailboat for shore when large hail started to fall. They then headed back to the sailboat but before they made it a lightening bold hid the water. Seven people were injured and Luke was killed.

Luke Voigt Memorial

Luke Voigt Memorial

Park Point is mainly a sand beach but in many areas there are pebbles along the shore.

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Pebbles

More photos from Park Point can be found on my website.

While taking a walk along Park Point Beach in Duluth we encountered this dog and his stick. We watched as a couple and their dog walked along the beach. The dog owner was throwing this long stick out into the lake and the dog was excited to retrieve it. The stick was so long that the dog had a little trouble bringing it to shore because the end of the stick was causing him to move in circles. Never-the-less he was one happy dog.

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On a walk on the Park Point Beach I photographed some of the object found on the sand.

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While at Union bay in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park I found some interesting things on the beach to photograph.

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit canal park several times at sunrise. It wasn’t the best of sunrises but I had the opportunity to take some photos from several different locations.

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More photos from Canal Park can be found on my website.

I was wandering around the Canal Park early on Monday morning when a fog bank that had been out in the lake moved into the harbor area. These are some of the photos from the event.

Park Point Beach

Park Point Beach

Riverland Ag Dock

Riverland Ag Dock

Dredge in Duluth Harbor

Dredge in Duluth Harbor

Miedwie at Riverland Ag Dock

Miedwie at Riverland Ag Dock

My wife and I like to walk on the beach at Park Point on Duluth, Minnesota. A few weeks ago we walked it for the first time in the winter. The beach was covered in snow and some ice along the shore. Turns out it is easier walking the beach in the winter than it is in the summer.  As we walked along we found a small area with exposed sand and a number of small pieces of ice on the sand. They reminded me of diamonds with a bright sun shining on them.

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