Sunset at Mission Point Lighthouse Beach on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Sunset at Mission Point Lighthouse Beach on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Old Mission Gazette

There is nothing like the fall skies around northern Michigan – big, puffy clouds everywhere you look. Last night I hiked a few miles at Old Mission State Park and then ventured down to the beach in front of Mission Point Lighthouse to take a few pics with my good camera. (I take a lot of trail photos with my phone, but usually don’t have my camera with me.)

It was super windy and cool, so the waves were crashing into the shore as the sun started setting over West Bay. There’s usually a smattering of people whenever I’m there, no matter the time of day, and last night, someone was doing a senior photo shoot. There’s not a lot of beach there, so I always feel for the photographers trying to set up a good shot without other people in it.

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The night before, there was a tiny wedding taking place on the beach.

I took a few photos and started to head back towards the car, right as the sun peeped through the clouds. So back I went to the beach and took some more pics, including the ones in this story.

For the photo at the top, I was standing directly in front of the Lighthouse looking southwest. You can just barely see the steps in the distance on the south side of the beach. The steps, by the way, are half-submerged in water.

In the photo below, I was again standing in front of the Lighthouse looking northeast. You can see the steps leading to the beach from the Lighthouse, along with what little beach is still there.

Sunset at Mission Point Lighthouse Beach on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Sunset at Mission Point Lighthouse Beach on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

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