A few years back in the winter months I stopped at Kensington Metropark in the Detroit area to experience a Pure Michigan winter sunset. Since then it has become my go to spot around the Motor City to capture a winter sun going down below the horizon.
As usual I drove into the park at the Kent Lake Road entrance and then down to the docks at the East Boat Launch. I was immediately reunited with Kent Lake in the Milford, Michigan park. Being bitterly cold, with snow and ice on the ground once again made for a beautiful winter sunset experience. I will let the photos do the rest of the talking.
Where else in the Detroit area and in Michigan would you recommend going to capture a winter sunset?
Crabby Bills Seafood in St. Pete Beach, Florida sits right along the beach and Gulf of Mexico. The up-top outside deck provides beautiful tropical views during the day and romantic sunsets each and every night. A rum runner or two and some Sea Scallops and Bairdi Snow Crab are the last pieces to the puzzle of a fun St. Pete Beach experience.
I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Food-wise you aren’t looking at the same dishes more than once. 🙂 The photos are from consecutive days. When you find great seafood why not order it again. The sides of choice are the Southern Green Beans and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
Crabby Bills has other locations in St. Cloud and nearby Clearwater, but how can beat the beauty of being alongside St. Pete Beach and the Gulf of Mexico?!
What delicious, scenic, outdoor dining fun have you had in your travels? Or around home?
Posted in Florida, foodie, travel
Tagged beach, Crabby Bills, Florida, foodie, Gulf of Mexico, seafood, St. Pete, St. Pete Beach, sunset
No matter the evening, viewing a sunset on St. Pete Beach along the Florida Gulf Coast is magical. The beach, sand, palm trees, Gulf of Mexico and other beach goers in combo make for a romantic and beautiful setting every time. A great spot for honeymoon! 🙂 I’ll let the pictures from various summer evenings do all the talking.
Where are your favorite spots, either around home or that you’ve come across in your travels, to capture a sunrise/sunset over and over and over again?
I haven’t come across a better place to catch a sunset then along the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway (the PCH) in Southern California. This shot is just west of Malibu near Point Mugu State Park (yep driving along the coast in this part of California involves driving west). 🙂
Every time I’m in Cleveland, usually once a season, I gravitate towards Edgewater Park which sits just west of downtown. This week was no exception. I made a stop there right before sunset on a cold, wintry day. Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, was there to greet me front and center. No land as far as the eye can see.
The pier was closed, but makes for a great spot for hanging out, chasing pigeons and soaking in the views in the warmer months. More on this in a moment. 🙂
I slowly starting walking along the frozen lake, changing my view-point from due north to east. Two things were starting to come into view.
Straight ahead now was an open snowy path and the Cleveland skyline! I was out on the open trail towards downtown.
Due to the amount of snow in the Midwest this season I didn’t get very far as the snow pack was deep. That didn’t stop me from just standing there and taking the scenery in though.
After a little bit it was getting closer to sunset so I turned to the west and was greeted with something beautiful.
Back to the pier, this park makes me smile even more, because it’s where I fell in love with the love of my life. A few years back we were in the initial dating stage, hanging out at the park. She was busy chasing some of the aforementioned pigeons off the pier. I was watching her in action and I thought to myself for the first time, “I am falling in love with this girl”. 🙂
Now wonder I keep coming back here. It’s not all about travel and scenery at this spot along Lake Erie, but romance too. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!
Are there any memorable parks, trails or spots along the water that you have spent time in around home or in your travels?
Posted in Cleveland, day trip, Ohio, Road Trip, travel
Tagged city park, Cleveland, day trip, DiscoverOhio, dusk, Great Lakes, Lake Erie, lakeshore, Ohio, road trip, sunset, winter