Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wisconsin's Door Peninsula on Lake Michigan
I enjoyed visiting the Door Peninsula and comparing it to the Bruce Peninsula. These are part of the Niagara Escarpment. Both have layers of limestone, evidence of ancient seas. I took this photo when the lake level was low exposing rocks, fossils and allowing plants to grow that are seldom seen. It's all part of the natural Great Lakes water cycle. The lakes are low again this year. The lakes rise and fall in cycles. This is normal.
There were so many shipwrecks off of the Door Peninsula that Great Lakes sailors called it Death's Door. Now it is simply the Door Peninsula, a place where you will see eagles soaring over Lake Michigan's waters and trees hanging onto the rock for dear life.